The ongoing growth of our towns and cities increases flood risk and may exacerbate spills from combined sewer overflows. Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and green infrastructure help to mitigate these risks using natural drainage features that can slow, store and clean runoff, delivering climate resilience, improved water and air quality, improved water security, biodiversity net gain and social and community value.
Through our detailed understanding of hydrological and hydraulic processes (plus water quality management and treatment) and our many years of experience in surface water management, we have developed industry-wide guidance, tools and designs. We provide expert support across the development and water management industry.
We carry out a broad range of SuDS projects, including advising developers on surface water management and SuDS requirements - often as part of broader flood risk assessment support. We produce conceptual SuDS designs for developments, regularly using our online UK SuDS tools, created to support SuDS designers.
All our activities are underpinned by our ongoing SuDS research.