Ever wondered where the rain goes?


This short animation produced for the CIRIA managed website Susdrain, demonstrates how changes to the natural water cycle caused by development can be positively managed, and, how SuDS turns this challenge into an exciting opportunity contributing to better place making.

The animation explains how SuDS replicate natural drainage by managing rainfall close to where it falls, and illustrates how SuDS components like rain gardens and permeable paving can be used. It also celebrates the multiple benefits of SuDS including managing local flood risk, treating pollution from surface water runoff, enhancing biodiversity and providing great places for wildlife, people and communities.