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Category Archives: Sustainable Drainage Systems
Living Roofs for People, Place and Nature
Ivan Clark, our Placemaking Team Manager at SNH, tells us about a partnership project exploring the contribution that green roofs can make to successful, climate-resilient places. He found that by applying the right kind of roof to the right building … Continue reading
Ponds for all!
Man-made mini-wetlands across Scotland provide oases for a wide range of wildlife in urban areas. To mark World Biodiversity Day, David O’ Brien from our Biodiversity team took a stroll around his nearest SuDS pond to see what he could … Continue reading
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Shooting frogs in the dead of night
Underwater photographer Mark Kirkland aims to bring the weird and wonderful of Scotland’s sea and freshwater life to the wider public. Recalling a mission shortly before lockdown restrictions, Mark gives us an insight into the techniques, patience and determination required … Continue reading
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Building with Nature – Greener Social Housing by Design
Scotland’s urban green spaces provide many benefits for people and nature – from opportunities to exercise; spaces to grow food; refuges for wildlife; and valuable services, such as managing flood water and mitigating the effects of air and noise pollution. … Continue reading
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What’s in a Pond?
Are Inverness drainage ponds supporting biodiversity and community health? Marcia Rae, Graduate Research Assistant – SuDS for Highland Council, looks at the benefits these drainage systems can give to urban living. The urban environment is increasing at an ever-faster rate … Continue reading
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