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Welcome to the Autumn 2015 issue of Pipelines

In this issue you will find lots of information on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) including a compelling case study, blogs, reference sources, a Factsheet and a free CPD seminar. Surface water management is entering a new phase and CPSA members are well placed to offer advice and product solutions.

I hope you find this material useful.

Stuart Crisp, Director, CPSA


SuDS solution combining Concrete Proprietary Drainage Products with Soft Landscaped Drainage Features. has published an excellent case study demonstrating the intelligent combination of vegetated components with proprietary precast concrete SuDS systems to achieve a technically valid sustainable drainage system.

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We are a Susdrain Supporter

CPSA joined the impressive cross-sector group of organisations in 2014 dedicated to supporting the initiative, further demonstrating growing industry support for widespread delivery of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Over the next two years, it is anticipated that there will be a significant increase and improvement in the delivery of SuDS, with positive change driven by new guidance and the potential implementation of National Standards for Sustainable Drainage. susdrain will help support improvements in SuDS delivery through a range of initiatives including new resources, summaries of the latest guidance, case studies and a series of topical SuDS events.

CPSA is one of 29 organisations including Defra, the Environment Agency and other key industry players involved in the project from September 2014.

Since its launch in 2012, Susdrain has provided a valuable range of resources for those involved in delivering SuDS. Susdrain will continue to support drainage and highways engineers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, land or housing developers, suppliers, flood risk managers, biodiversity / environment managers and the general public to increase knowledge and confidence in the delivery of SuDS.


CPSA Sustainable Drainage Solutions

The use of SuDS drainage systems best management practices should be an integral part of any development’s surface water management strategy. This should provide a basis for replicating the response of a catchment and its surfaces by mimicking, to some extent, the behaviour of surface water on the developed site as if it had remained undeveloped.

CPSA members offer a wide variety of proprietary SuDS components and systems suitable for use within a sustainable drainage system, many of which are listed in the download.

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