Finding better ways to manage surface water - Design Sprint with Institution of Civil Engineers and Wavin

In 2012, the independent Climate Change Committee estimated that flood damage from surface water run-off could increase by more than 200% over the next 50 years.

During this sprint we will explore better ways of managing surface water and planning for those periods of heavy rainfall. Among other things our considerations will include sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), collaboration with external stakeholders, use of data analytics to target planned sewer maintenance and whether better storage could ultimately help us avoid water poverty.

The sprint will be sponsored by and facilitated by the ICE and Wavin who have completed significant work in this field.