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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are widely acknowledged to be the most environmentally-acceptable way to manage flood risk and prevent water pollution. Yet, despite their clear multiple benefits, the prevailing professional opinion is that widespread implementation has been too slow.

In an article published in “Project Scotland” magazine, Mark Manning, Business Development Manager at SDS, argues that new ways of thinking mean there has never been a better time for SuDS – and explains why we should expect an acceleration in the use of more sustainable approaches in future.

Last month, long-term supporters of SuDS got some good news: In its historic 25-Year Environment Plan, the UK Government committed to ‘putting in place more sustainable drainage systems’ and outlined key actions to achieve its objectives.

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