Research and analysis

Sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) techniques: hydraulic, structural and water quality issues

This is a report on the critical issues that must be considered when designing, constructing and maintaining SUDS schemes to effectively manage rainwater runoff from development sites.



This technical report builds on existing guidance on sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) available from CIRIA(1), outlining the latest information on how to successfully design and construct SUDS. It provides a better understanding of the hydrological, hydraulic, structural, water quality and ecological issues of various sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) features, based on the information currently available in the UK and overseas.