SuDS Conference programme finalised

The complete programme for the 2014 National SuDS Conference – Design, Delivery and Management of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), being held on 24th and 25th June in Northampton – has now been launched at

The conference will provide support for proposed SuDS Approving Bodies (SABs), local planning authorities, designers, practitioners, developers and their consultants in dealing with implementation of the 2010 Flood and Water Management Act. But it will also explore new initiatives ahead of delayed implementation of the legislation and the proposed National Standards. SuDS have been in use for decades and much experience has been gained, both through practice and research, over the years. Now, the time is right to bring together this experience.

The National Conference is intended as a forum for debate, not just a series of presentations. This 2-day event is designed to prompt discussion and the exchange of information, with opportunities for questions following each presentation as well as informal networking. In addition to key presentations by selected experts, seminars will bring together specialists and open up debate on issues of concern. The Conference will also include a tour around the Upton project – an important community development – to view SuDS in use and spark discussion.

This event will provide a unique forum to debate and clarify the practical issues surrounding delivery of effective and attractive SuDS at reasonable initial and whole-life costs. For more details and the Conference Programme, visit: or to book, visit: