The SuDS manual (C697), published in 2007, is highly regarded and considered one of CIRIA’s most influential areas of work. In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of SuDS as well as increased knowledge and research, the SuDS manual has been updated to incorporate the latest technical advice and adaptable processes to assist in the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of good SuDS.
The updated SuDS Manual incorporates the very latest research, industry practice and guidance. In delivering SuDS there is a requirement to meet the framework set out by the Government's 'non statutory technical standards' and the revised SuDS Manual complements these but goes further to support the cost-effective delivery of multiple benefits.
This publication covers the planning, design, construction and maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) to assist with their effective implementation within both new and existing developments. It looks at how to maximise amenity and biodiversity benefits, and deliver the key objectives of managing flood risk and water quality. There is also supporting information covering topics such as materials, landscape design, maintenance, community engagement and costs and benefits.
The guidance provides the framework for designing SuDS with confidence and to maximise benefits. Its contents are relevant for a wide-range of professions and roles and it highlights that through engagement and collaboration SuDS can be integrated into the design of urban areas, to create high quality places for future generations.