British Water Sustainable Water Management Focus Group
Building Confidence in SuDS: How hydraulic models can help the mainstreaming of SuDS
Mainstreaming SuDS involves changing attitudes – moving from resistance, to acceptance, to embracing SuDS. Not just engineers or developers but also communities. The people who live with SuDS. So how we build their confidence?
Confidence in the performance of a SuDS structure performance is crucial to the mainstreaming of Sustainable Drainage in the UK. That confidence comes from ensuring the design is built on robust engineering principles, that can be demonstrated with a hydraulic model.
Hydraulic modelling allows you to see the optimum position, size and type of the SuDS structure for the site. And ultimately enables you to answer tricky questions with confidence. This presentation will look at how to model complex sustainable drainage systems and will use specific examples and case studies that take advantage of the full range of solutions available to ensure the mainstreaming of SuDS.