STAND NUMBER: 4A54
UK Rainwater Management Association
The UKRMA advocates the integrated management of rainfall in order to achieve all surface-water objectives. These include the avoidance of floods and droughts, the meeting of water-quality standards, safeguarding the environment from a water perspective, and use of water-features as an amenity.
In practical terms this means that all these factors need to be considered when addressing surface-water management issues, rather than considering them individually. In particular, the Association favours integrated SuDS and water re-use systems, making water re-use the first consideration when designing SuDS systems. This approach helps to address both the flood and drought avoidance aspects of surface-water management on new developments, and optimises associated costs.