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Welcome to Spotlight, an initiative to promote ‘out of the box’ thinking around the connected challenges posed by flood waters, climate change and urban development.

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The future of drainage - what the civil engineers think!

The risk of flooding in urban areas is an ever-growing concern in the UK.
Read The views of Civil engineers on stormwater management

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Retrofitting of SuDS

Retrofitting of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) in existing urban areas could offer much greater opportunities for increasing flood resilience than implementation of SuDS on new build projects alone could. This in depth article examines the case for retrofitting and what is needed to enable it.

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Flooding and climate change

According to some of the world's leading scientists, we have 12 years to limit climate change or face a significantly increased risk of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions of people.

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Sewers for Adoption 8

Martin Lambley, Wavin’s product manager for Stormwater management explains sewers for Adoption 8 in a nutshell and explores what it could mean for the future of SuDS in the UK.

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A new framework for long term drainage and waste water planning

A new framework has been released by Atkins to enable water companies to improve their long term drainage and waste water planning.

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Impact of SuDS

In the upcoming white paper Wavin and New Civil Engineer look at the impact of SuDS on the UK Climate Resilience Strategy

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Slow SuDS 

If we all agree that sustainable drainage solutions will only be beneficial, if not crucial, to our modern lives why isn’t it happening on a large scale? We help you navigate the politics and the numbers while we look for solutions to this urgent issue in this edition of our White Paper publication.

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Flood Defences

Transport, energy and digital are all important infrastructure needs. But what about flood defence? Wavin, together with the New Civil Engineer, presents an indepth white paper on the subject.

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We would like to hear your thoughts on the current issues. The most interesting comments will be published in our quarterly newsletter.

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  • How will sewers for adoption 8 impact the use of sustainable drainage systems?
  • Is the policy change in the UK enough?
  • What else needs to be done to make us resilient for the future?
  • What innovation needs to happen?
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