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  • A heretical appeal for better SuDS design
    SDS
    Even with the best intentions, common approaches to SuDS design have made it all too easy for designers and developers to seize on a narrow understanding of devices that misses an opportunity to achieve their full potential for...
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  • Time to Get a Grip on Runoff Pollution?
    SDS
    Jo Bradley has a long-standing professional interest in surface water runoff pollution, both with the Environment Agency and in her current role as Market Development Manager with water infrastructure firm SDS. She offers an...
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  • New Ways of Thinking Make the Future Bright for SuDS
    SDS
    Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are widely acknowledged to be the most environmentally-acceptable way to manage flood risk and prevent water pollution. Yet, despite their clear multiple benefits, the prevailing professional...
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  • Tyre Microplastics: Ignoring the Blindingly Obvious
    SDS
    Tyres shed microplastics; those particles build up on our roads in large volumes; they get carried into rivers when it rains heavily: simple facts that should hardly be a surprise to anyone who has ever replaced a worn-out tyre.
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  • Watered-down SuDS regs need shoring up with common sense
    Hydro International
    Alex Stephenson, Director of Hydro International, addresses how policy and practice on surface water management has evolved three years on from a bout of devastating flooding in 2012. Are we any better prepared for surface water...
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  • Urban Runoff - The Forgotten Polluter?
    SDS
    Jo Bradley, Market Development Manager, SDS Limited, takes a look at a neglected issue..... Rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces such as roads, roofs and car parks can carry with it hazardous pollutants. Heavy storms pose...
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  • Can SuDS help housebuilders attain biodiversity net gain
    SDS
    Housebuilders in England will soon have an obligation to deliver a ‘net gain’ in biodiversity on their developments. Although parliamentary progress to introduce new regulations through the Environment Bill has been subject to...
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  • SuDS: Time For a Paradigm Shift
    SDS
    It's time for a rethink on the perception of SuDS and how we can achieve a more sustainable approach to surface water, writes Mark Manning, SDS Business Development Manager. Water Companies have a huge stake in how surface water...
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  • Getting to Grips With Highway Pollution
    SDS
    Pollution from urban highways, trunk roads and motorways poses significant risks to the environment from toxic metals and hydrocarbons that are carried in surface water runoff. The risks are well-documented and the regulatory...
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  • How to ensure wetlands are protected from urbanisation
    ACO Water Management
    Urban developments are having a detrimental impact on the environment and biodiversity. As such, urban run-off needs to be managed carefully, through stringent treatment processes, to ensure long-lasting – or even permanent –...
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  • SDS GEOlight Q&A
    SDS
    Modular geocellular storage is one of the construction industry’s most ubiquitous and, ultimately, invisible building products, an underground workhorse of the drainage world that underpins urban infrastructure everywhere and...
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  • Drainage considerations for housebuilders and developers
    ACO Water Management
    The build quality of any housing development is always the most important aspect of the project. Having a poor infrastructure can lead to untold issues with the future performance of the house. As such, ensuring that all elements...
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  • Time to Save the Rain
    SDS
    Rainwater harvesting systems can act as a first line of flood defence by holding back surface water when it rains heavily. At the same time, they reduce the need to use heavily-treated mains water for non-drinking water uses.
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  • Choosing a channel - drainage selection for civils
    ACO Water Management
    Drainage and water management systems form a vital part of all construction projects. With so many options available, selecting the best drainage system can feel like an overwhelming task. With this in mind, Adam McKinnon,...
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  • Time Called on River Pollution from Runoff
    SDS
    Pollution from microplastics, toxic metals and hydrocarbons washed into rivers by surface water runoff must be tackled with consistent monitoring and widespread regulatory control if water quality failures are to be successfully...
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