IT'S TIME TO THINK NOT SINK

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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.

If you haven’t contributed your ideas to the debate yet, it's time to rise to the challenge.

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In the Spotlight

The value of water

Water has the power to both support life and devastate lives around the world. This year for world water day, we reflect on the value of water in the UK and how this could affect our view of surface water management for the future.

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Water industry innovation workshop

A recent innovation sprint hosted by Wavin in partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers aimed to create new concepts for the use of SuDS (sustainable drainage systems) to better manage surface water.

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Sewers for adoption 8th edition – what the industry thinks

The majority of Industry professionals responding to our survey think that Sewers for Adoption 8 will be very important in ensuring flood resilience in the UK. The results of our Sewers for Adoption 8 survey are out now!

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SuDS and biodiversity net gains

The government is consulting on proposals to introduce a requirement for developers to deliver a biodiversity net gain on new housing and commercial developments. In this post we take a look at what biodiversity net gain is and what it could mean for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and surface water management.

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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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Download our whitepapers

SuDS are ready to enter the mainstream!

Presented in collaboration with New Civil Engineer, our new whitepaper explores how sustainable urban drainage systems are gaining momentum. Download it now to find out how government policy is impacting SuDS and what the future could hold for stormwater management.

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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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Take part in our events

Futurebuild - 5-7 March 2019, ExCel, London

We will be partnering with the Institution of Civil Engineers to bring you the outputs from our latest innovation sprints on Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. Stop by the Futurebuild knowledge forum on 5th March at 14.10 to attend a CPD workshop.

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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.

Here are some conversation starters:

  • 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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