Dealing with the deluge: urban water management in a changing climate
Sustainable drainage systems, or SuDS, use natural environmental processes to help slow, store and clean water. These processes are better for the environment and often cost less than traditional systems too. SuDS provide benefits for communities and nature, increasing our resilience to climate change in the longer term.
This report highlights how restoring nature’s capacity to deal with surface water can benefit wildlife and people. It raises awareness of the many opportunities and advantages of using SuDS in towns and cities. The particular focus is on retrofitting existing buildings and developments, as part of an integrated approach to modern water management. With pressure on Government spending, a holistic approach to water management may also help reduce cost.
Rose, Timlett;Simon, Gordon-Walker;WWF;RSA
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