Welsh Government’s new SuDs Guidance and case studies seminar - Cardiff
Are your designs going with the flow? – Welsh Government’s new SUDs Guidance and case studies seminar.
The Welsh Government has published new standards and guidance for sustainable drainage serving new developments in Wales. The standards have been developed with support from HR Wallingford and take account of the latest SuDS Manual from CIRIA and feedback from a public consultation in 2015.
There are six standards, dealing with runoff destination, hydraulic control, water quality, amenity, recreation and design. Guidance on each of these is also included in the document, along with links to further relevant sources of information to aid design, construction and maintenance. The document also includes a section on SuDS Principles, providing a list of the principles, such as managing water on or close to the surface and as close to the source of the runoff as possible, which underpin the design of surface water management schemes to meet the Standards.
The Standards are currently non-statutory. Their publication will allow local authority staff and developers to test their operation on a voluntary basis. However, if the Welsh Government decides to implement the SuDS provisions of the 2010 Flood and Water Management Act in Wales, they could form the basis of statutory standards.
This breakfast seminar, presented by the Welsh Government, will highlight the opportunity the new guidance provides for the industry to integrate further sustainable urban drainage within both infrastructure and built environment projects. There will also be a case study presentation and update on Welsh Water’s Rainscape initiative as well as an opportunity for discussions and networking.
The seminar in Llanelli will be followed by a tour of the SuDS at Queen Marys Walk and adjacent streets. PPE is not required, but please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the walking tour.
The workshops will also be held on the 23rd February 2016 – South West Wales and 9th March - North Wales.
How to Book: To reserve your place please email CEWales Events stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend.
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