The course includes detailed explanation of the technical basis and the requirements of the current standards and good practice guidance in the UK. The course has a particular focus on hydraulic and water quality management of surface water runoff, with an emphasis of setting these in the context of designing schemes that deliver across all four categories of SuDS benefits (hydraulics/water quantity, water quality, amenity and biodiversity).
The course content is spread over seven modules, and will provide 12 hours of online learning. These modules comprise pre-recorded lectures, mini quizzes and exercises using uksuds.com tools. These are available for you to view and complete anytime and at your own pace across an eight week period. In addition, there will be the opportunity to attend two live sessions with the course tutors for Q&A and discussion.
The course programme will enable you to become familiar with the most popular free tools hosted on the uksuds.com website – these being the greenfield runoff estimation tool, the storage volume estimation tool and the Simple Index Approach spreadsheet for water quality management.
The course is also aimed at increasing your understanding and ability to evaluate the suitability of key characteristics of a SuDS scheme.