Industry association provides guidance on WSUD delivery
Construction industry research and information association CIRIA is seeking industry support and funding for a project on water sensitive urban design (WSUD).
CIRIA says that WSUD creates attractive, functional and valued places that are also sensitive to the needs of the water cycle. “It overcomes challenges around water resources, localised flooding; the capacity of water supply, wastewater networks and water quality.”
Proposal 2956 will provide guidance that supports the delivery of WSUD “to effectively enable development”. Its objectives include:
* developing the recommendations of the scoping study on creating water sensitive places carried out by CIRIA in 2013;
* engaging with a wide range of disciplines, organisations and individuals with an interest in WSUD and delivering high quality development; showcasing the principles of WSUD through application to potential regeneration and development areas (at different scales;
* supporting urban designers and planners in the development and promotion of local policies that facilitate WSUD and development;
* demonstrating how WSUD can support water infrastructure, enable development and deliver benefits for local planning authorities, water utilities and developers;
* and identifying strong social and community benefits associated with effective water cycle management, by highlighting how water can play a significant role in well-being and bringing people together.