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Title: Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) : an evaluation using the Natural Step framework
Author: Mark Everard
Author: Penny Street
Document Type: Monograph
The Natural Step (TNS) in the UK has, in collaboration with Yorkshire Water Services and the Environment Agency, instigated a study into one aspect of water management: the need for more sustainable approaches to drainage of urban areas. The background, process and outcomes of the study are presented in this report, with the flow of topics addressed covered in the following sections: Section 1 Introduction; Section 2 Background to the study, including the basic sustainability principles used by The Natural Step and a closer look at the hydrological cycle; Section 3 Overview of the various current approaches to urban drainage; Section 4 Sustainability analysis of these different approaches; Section 5 Vision of a fully sustainable drainage system; Section 6 The challenges entailed in delivering more sustainable forms of urban drainage, including some steps that may be taken towards addressing some of these challenges.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementSustainable Urban Drainage SystemsEvaluation
Extent: 20; + appendices
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