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  • Quality Steps to SuDS Success
    SDS
    When it comes to preventing surface water pollution, Scotland leads the way. Scotland’s wide-scale use of sustainable drainage systems has delivered more installations, more examples of best practice – and probably more lessons...
    SAVE Article
  • 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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  • Surface water management crucial in preventing potholes
    ACO Water Management
    In response to the spiralling cost of fixing potholes across the UK road network, ACO Water Management has stressed the key role of effective surface water management in addressing the issue at source. A recent survey has found...
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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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  • Everything housebuilders need to know about drainage
    ACO Water Management
    When it comes to building projects, selecting the right drainage channel can cause quite the headache for housebuilders. From getting the right load classes to making the drainage match the aesthetics of the surrounding area, the...
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  • Drainage maintenance should be a top priority in 2020
    ACO Water Management
    Unpredictable weather patterns have continued to hit the headlines this year. As weather volatility increases, the risk of flooding across the UK is likely to rise. In the first few months of this year, the UK has already been...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tyre Abrasion - The Dark Side of Microplastics
    SDS
    Thank goodness for Sir David, and all those colourful images illustrating how plastic is turning up in even the most remote and unpopulated places on earth. Who could fail to be astonished by its persistent and pervasive global...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 key considerations of paving drainage
    ACO Water Management
    Standing water in paved areas is not only an eye-sore but it can also be a major safety hazard. Here, Neil Higgins, Product Training Manager at ACO Water Management, provides his top tips when considering drainage for paved areas
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