European Drain Brains

Summary

This article briefly describes the work of the UK Environment Agency in setting up a National Working Group on Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems ( SUDS ) as a result of an EU Directive concerning the Water Framework for Europe.

Some of the latest system developments which adhere to the SUDS ethos are also described. The systems claim to manage the controlled release of storm water run off and therefore reduce the risks of flooding.

To view the Environment Agency publication ‘Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) - a guide for developers’ click here.

Primary author(s): Andrew Leech

Source: Housebuild
July 2003 p41-42

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