Well-established expertise in urban drainage

Our SuDS expertise

HR Wallingford has a very well-established expertise in urban drainage, having developed many of the key design criteria and design methods. 

We have been working on SuDS for almost 20 years – undertaking research, evaluating performance, and drafting standards and guidance.

We are the lead authors of the SuDS Manual (CIRIA, 2015) and the British Standard Code of Practice for Surface Water Management, BS8582 (BSI, 2015).

We work with developers on SuDS design strategies, and we work with councils reviewing SuDS implementation.

Internationally, we are working in China on Sponge City drainage masterplans and modelling studies.

Our expertise includes:

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