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CIRIA Releases New SuDS Manual

On Nov. 12, CIRIA, the construction industry research and information association, launched sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) guidance. The updated SuDS Manual (C753) covers the cost-effective planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of SuDS. The updated SuDS Manual is collaboratively funded and is free to download from the CIRIA website. Earlier this year, the Secretary […]

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CIRIA Releases Flood Guidance and Defra Announces SuDS Standards

On March 24, The U.K.-based Construction Industry Research and Information Association released two new guides “Communication and engagement in local flood risk management” and “Communication and engagement techniques in local flood risk management, companion guide.” The guides are intended to help communities engage with stakeholders, particularly those vulnerable to flooding. The guides are relevant at […]

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UK SuDS Legislation Delayed

The winter of 2013-2014 was the UK’s wettest on record with more than 7800 homes and nearly 3000 commercial properties flooded, according to the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). However, in late May, the agency announced in an email the delay of Schedule 3 of the Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) legislation […]

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