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Call for SUDS Papers
SUDSnet have negotiated a special SUDS issue with the editors of the Journal 'CLEAN - soil, air, water'.




Special Issue on Surface water management using sustainable drainage – SUDS


Guest Editors

  • Susanne Charlesworth (Coventry University, UK)
  • Rebecca Wade (University of Abertay Dundee, UK)


The papers in this Special Issue focus on sustainable drainage or SUDS – measures which provide sustainable approaches to urban


water management and which deliver multiple benefits. In line with the remit of the journal CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, this insight into SUDS science and research progress provides forward-oriented sustainable approaches to holistic water management in urban areas, rather than end-of-pipe remediation and pollution clean-up.





The timing of this special issue coincides with international advancement in this sector. In the UK, The Flood and Water Management Act (England and Wales) and the Flood Risk Management Act (Scotland) have focussed attention on sustainable surface water management approaches such as SUDS. Whilst they are a relatively recent concept in England and Wales, they are more established in Scotland and examples exist of SUDS strategies which have been utilised around the world over recent decades. SUDS have many benefits and are increasingly being recognised as a flexible approach to dealing with problems associated with excess or poor quality surface water.


This Special Issue gives those interested in SUDS access to some of the latest research in this area including Infiltration, Modelling, Biofilms and Microbiology, Ecosystem Services, SUDS design, Amenity, SUDS and Roads, Integrated Urban Design, SUDS and Climate change and Green Infrastructure in Cities.




The deadline for submission of manuscripts is March 1, 2013 and submissions have to be made through the electronic submission system used by CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water ( ). We would also welcome your reply by email ( ) if you plan to submit a manuscript and if so, to provide a tentative title of your paper and indicate whether it will be a review article or an original work.

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