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Nature based solutions for water management

A case for multifunctional landscapes
27 August 2020 at 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM / East of Scotland / Scotland / Online

27 August 2020 at 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
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RTPI Scotland | [email protected]

This event forms part of the RTPI Online Events 2020 series and is brought to you by RTPI East of Scotland Chapter.

With the growing effects of Climate Change, managing excess water is becoming a pressing issue for cities around the globe. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) provide an attractive, nature-based solution supporting water management objectives as well as wildlife.

The session will provide an introduction to SuDS and explore the challenges of incorporating them within new developments and retrofitting projects. It will look at how we can work together to design our parks, streets and backyards to deliver multiple benefits and mitigate against the effects of Climate Change.

Our speakers on the day will include David Winter from Scottish Water who will introduce the policy context and cover the basics of how SuDS work in practice. Douglas Cook and Hajnalka Biro from Perth and Kinross Council will share their experience in encouraging better SuDS design and talk about upcoming projects in Perth and Kinross.

The session will include plenty of time for Q & A and discussion.

Core CPD Framework:

- Environmental Planning & Design

By attending this event you can:

  • Learn about how Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems work and the role they play in creating sustainable cities.
  • Explore practical design solutions for incorporating SuDS within new developments and retrofitting projects.
  • Get familiar with the various stakeholders who have a role in the process and discuss how we can work better together.