HR Wallingford is an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.

Our SuDS expertise

Our SuDS experience spans almost 20 years including undertaking research, evaluating performance, and drafting standards and guidance. We work with developers on SuDS design strategies and advise local authorities reviewing SuDS applications.

We are the lead authors of the SuDS Manual (CIRIA, 2015) and the British Standard Code of Practice for Surface Water Management, BS8582 (BSI, 2015).

Internationally, our expert drainage engineers are providing solutions for urban flood risk management in China, working on Sponge City drainage masterplans, modelling and design.

Our expertise includes:

  • conceptual SuDS design and evaluation;
  • SuDS and conventional drainage system modelling and impact assessment;
  • risk analysis of drainage systems;
  • research into SuDS performance, liabilities, costs and benefits;
  • SuDS management strategies and whole life costing;
  • SuDS construction planning;
  • SuDS asset management planning and tools.

About us

HR Wallingford delivers practical solutions to the complex water-related challenges faced by our international clients. With a 70-year track record of achievement, our unique mix of know-how, assets and facilities includes state of the art physical modelling laboratories, a full range of numerical modelling tools and, above all, enthusiastic people with world-renowned skills and expertise.

Based in the UK, HR Wallingford has a reputation for excellence and innovation, which we sustain by re-investing profits from our operations into programmes of strategic research and development.

HR Wallingford reaches clients and partners globally through a network of offices, agents and alliances around the world.