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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...