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Linking sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) and ecosystem services: New connections in urban ecology

Mak, C, James, P and Scholz, M 2012, Linking sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) and ecosystem services: New connections in urban ecology , in: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting (18-20 December 2012), 18-20 Dec 2012, University of Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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The relationship between Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and ecosystem services has not been articulated clearly, leading to misinformed and inadequate SuDS designs. A new conceptual model, informed by literature review, sets out the relationship between SuDS and ecosystem services in a way that facilitates greater understanding and better decision-making by SuDS planners and designers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Refereed: No
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: C Mak
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 10:02
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:55
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