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Sustainable Drainage Systems

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Drainage systems can contribute to sustainable development and improve urban design, by balancing the different issues that influence the development of communities. Approaches to manage surface water that take account of water quantity (flooding), water quality (pollution) and amenity issues are collectively referred to as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) was previously called Sustainable Urband Drainage Systems (SUDS).

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Drainage systems
N/ASustainable Urban Drainage Systems

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