Chris manages the SuDS strategy for Marshalls plc, the UK’s largest hard landscaping manufacturer. A qualified CfSH assessor, Chris has worked in the SuDS arena since 2008. Living in Sowerby Bridge, he has first hand experience of the devastating aftermath of floods and is committed to promoting the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems to reduce the impact of future flood events.
Can SuDS stop Floods?
It’s been over 20 years since sustainable drainage systems were introduced to the UK. In that time we’ve seen increasingly damaging flood events – but have SuDS been accepted, and are they being installed to minimise the effects of these floods? How much do we really have to change our landscapes to manage surface water and stop flooding before it happens?