The Nature of SuDS - Bob Bray

Bob Bray  

SuDS mimic nature. The appearance and behavior of water in the natural environment influence both the functionality of design and the experience of water in the landscape.

There a number of critical ways nature affects the design of SuDS and delivers a landscape that is analogous to the headwater of an intermittent urban watercourse.

The SuDS landscape comprises a watery corridor within a terrestrial envelope where water is managed at or near the surface until it leaves development as a controlled flow of clean water.

A successful SuDS design provides additional value to development drawing inspiration from both natural landscapes and urban design ideas.

The conclusion is that these inherent benefits of SuDS can be evaluated using simple ideas that are usually applied to an assessment of normal designed landscapes.

 
   
   
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