PROSuDs: Providing Real-world Opportunities for Sustainable Drainage Systems

Project Details


This is a NERC Green Infrastructure Innovation Grant to work with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and other partners to establish a standardised Toolkit of valuation techniques and guidance that can be used by property professionals to evaluate Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), particularly in housing developments.

As multi-functional Green Infrastructure, SuDS provide effective drainage for developments combined with a wide range of environmental and societal benefits. There have been many calls for the wider use of SuDS, however only about 40% of new developments in England include SuDS. This is in part due to uncertainties in costing, adoption and valuation, compared to conventional piped drainage systems. The development of an evidence-based tool kit will help address this situation and promote the uptake of high quality SuDS designs that can best deliver multiple benefits, while providing effective drainage and flood protection.
Short titlePROSuDs
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/17


  • Natural Environment Research Council: £100,454.00