New SuDS Mannual Launched at the House of Lords


In the imposing setting of the House of Lords, the new SuDS Manual and BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool) was launched by the team from CIRIA.

Representatives from the Blue-Green Cities consortium project, Lan Hoang (University of Cambridge) and Deonie Allen (Heriot-Watt University), attended the unveiling, welcoming the advancement of guidance, knowledge exchange and benefits provide in these two comprehensive publications.

Prof Lord Krebs set the stage in his address on SuDS and climate change adaption, discussing the climate change committee recommendations for successful UK implementation of SuDS. Key elements of the new SuDS manual, a 900+ implementation, design and philosophy encyclopaedia for the UK, were presented by Bridget Woods-Ballard followed by a panel of retrofit, myth busting and delivery presentations and question session with influential UK landscape architects, engineers, designers and local authority representatives.

Both the SuDS Manual and BeST publications and tool are freely available via the CIRIA and SUSDRAIN websites. 

Submitted by Deonie Allen.