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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) use nature to better prepare and protect our cities from flood hazards, while also helping us to build more sustainable cities for our future.

In this video, we team up with Professor Harriet Bulkeley and SuDS engineer David Hurley to look at how nature-based solutions like SuDS can help control rainfall runoff, reduce urban flood risk, and make our cities greener and more sustainable.

The video covers:

• The threat of urban flooding

• How SuDS work

• Types of SuDS

• The benefits, limitations, and considerations of SuDS


Acknowledgements


Written and developed by: Harriet Bulkeley, David Hurley, Harriet Ridley, Rob Parker, Tim Parker.

Videography by: Harriet Ridley, Josh Carron, Anna Korecká.


Attributions


Raingarden images contributed to the project by Atkins.

Storm plot use enabled by the Field Studies Council.

Urban Flooding by Design : Johannesburg 2020 by Pedro Buccellato is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

Flood Force - Finding Solutions in Good Company by NorthumbrianWaterLtd is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

Newcastle floods near the Bluebell pub, near the Northumberland Metro: 3 by Matthew Pocock.

Saving Water - UK Domestic House & Garden [Superhome59 Video 18] by Low Energy Retrofit South Bucks - Superhome 59 is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

Rainwater collection tank by Penny Mayes is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Domestic rainwater conservation by David Hawgood is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0.

British Horse Society Head Quarters and Green Roof by Sky Garden Ltd is licenced under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Awesome Green Roof by Ryan Somma is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Barcelona tree pit fence 2017 B by Fructibus is in the Public Domain.

Permeable pavers by APNEP is licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Permeable Pavement Detail by Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Balancing Pool, Walsall Campus, Broadway, Walsall by Frank Smith is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Example of a swale by SDOT Photos is licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Stormwater runoff filling a detention basin by kghopkin is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

SUDS pond, Darnley Mains by Richard Sutcliffe is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0.

SUDS pond, Muirshiel Crescent by Richard Sutcliffe is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0.

SUDS pond, Darnley Mains by Richard Sutcliffe is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0.

York in 4K, a drone's eye view by Hcrean is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

Susdrain - Website sketches Image_07 (SuDS mgt train) by susdrain is licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Be Green: A city embraced by nature by Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gasteiz is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

otter catching fish underwater by Peter Smith is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

bosco verticale | autumn 2018 by Stefano Boeri Architetti is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

"Singapore has balanced the need for density with providing public space" by Dezeen is licenced under CC BY 3.0.

Toilet Flush by eminyildirim is in the Public Domain.

Thunder by straget is in the Public Domain.

Rain and Thunder 4 by FlatHill is in the Public Domain.

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