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CIWEM report – case for stronger SuDS legislation

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) have published new research urging the government to ensure that new housing developments include sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), as […]
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Homes built on flood plains – needs must be balanced by risk

The UK’s population is set to grow by around another 10million people over the next 25 years, with the South and East of the country seeing most demand. In a region of extensive river and […]
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Starter Homes Initiative – £7billion to build on brownfield land

The government has announced a clear New Year’s resolution to unlock £7billion to expand its government’s affordable housing programme. Housing providers can now apply for a share of the fund, which was allocated an additional […]
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Groundwater flooding and infrastructure – up to a 1/4 of critical sites at risk

Last week, we revealed the hidden cost of groundwater to the English economy in terms of damage to property – some £530million a year. Groundwater flooding impacts an estimated 424,000 properties, many of them who […]
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GeoSmart reveals extent of groundwater flood risk to property

The environmental reports and data specialist explains how groundwater flooding causes more damage to property, but is the least understood. GeoSmart Information has launched an important new guide that shows the threat from groundwater flooding […]
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Meet the team – Mike

Mike Piotrowski joined GeoSmart Information in January 2016 as a Report Manager, responsible for FloodSmart and SuDSmart reports. What’s your background and experience before joining GeoSmart? I previously worked for an Environmental Consultancy Group in […]
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1 million plus homes can be delivered on brownfield land

New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), incorporating data from the brownfield register, has claimed that sites across England can provide at least 1.1 million new homes. CPRE studied the findings […]
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Understanding and working better with authorities on SuDS planning conditions

It was standing room only at the Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell, London for our latest seminar on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Architects, lawyers, engineers and consultants came together to understand more about the SuDS […]
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