Carbon Reduction Through Sustainable Drainage Systems

On the 4th of December 2020, the Prime Minister announced ambitious new emissions target setting the UK on the path to net zero emissions by 2050. This new plan aims for at least 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade, compared to 1990 levels.

While this focus is currently shifting to the four pillars of sustainable drainage, there is still not enough attention paid to the role sustainable urban drainage systems can play in helping to meet climate change targets.

In his article, Andy Johnson explores the issue of carbon reduction and what role sustainable drainage systems have to play and covers:

  • Reducing Water Demand
  • Introducing SuDs Systems
  • The Foul Water Problem

 Read the full insights on carbon reduction.

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