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Drainage Engineer Calls for Better SuDS Maintenance Plans

Friday, June 30, 2017

Planning applications should include specific SuDS maintenance plans as well as details of how to prevent major SuDS features from silting up during a development's construction, a drainage engineer has told a CIRIA audience.

While most planning applications include a brief SuDS maintenance plan, a plan for the maintenance of a SuDS scheme during construction is usually completely absent, Gordon Hunt, a drainage engineer for Oxfordshire County Council said recently at CIRIA's headquarters in London.

WWT Conservation Awards - Applications Close July 28th 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

You have until July 28th 2017 to submit your application for the WWT Conservation Awards 2017, supported by Thames Water. These prestigious awards are in three categories of small, medium and large-scale projects, with a splendid trophy and the adulation of your peers for all categories, plus a £1000 cheque for each winner of the small and medium-scale projects. The Awards ceremony, a great fun evening, is in London on October 17th.

EU-funded Online Platform for Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services - Oppla

Monday, June 19, 2017

An online platform developed in the EU which is dedicated to natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions may soon be going global.

The platform, known as Oppla, was launched in September 2016 by two EU-funded research projects. Since then it has been growing rapidly. Now sixty universities have contributed.