Realising the Wider Benefits of Sustainable Drainage

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This study explores the wider benefits arising from sustainable drainage schemes (SuDS), seeking to quantify and monetise these benefits where possible, and understand to whom the benefits accrue. Key benefits identified relate to temperature regulation, air quality, biodiversity and pollination, and mental and physical health. The authors then engaged with public health professionals to understand how best to present such evidence in order to increase the likelihood of obtaining contributory funding towards SuDS projects.

The study also considers innovative approaches to the delivery of SuDS schemes, with a focus on effective engagement with local residents, addressing car parking issues, providing incentives for the reinstatement of permeable surfaces, and working with biodiversity specialists in the design and maintenance of SuDS schemes. The accompanying guidance document makes a number of recommendations for WaSCs in respect of the delivery of SuDS schemes.



UKWIR Reference :- 15/RG/07/35Published Date :- 02/07/2015
Retail Price (£) :- 60ISBN :- 184057 769 X


Supporting Material and Reports

Realising the Wider Benefits of Sustainable Drainage - Guidance Document