Surface water management planning: guidance (2018)

Guidance to assist the responsible authorities in preparation of Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) to help with the management of surface water flooding.

Appendix 1 References

AECOM (Eds.) (2015) SPON’s Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2016. CRC Press.

Centre for Neighbourhood Technology (2010) The value of green infrastructure - A guide to recognising economic, environmental and social benefits:


  • CIRIA C753 (2015) The SUDS Manual.
  • CIRIA C728 (2014) Managing urban flooding from heavy rainfall – encouraging the uptake of designing for exceedance.
  • CIRIA (2015/2016) Benefits of SuDS Tool. Links to tools and supporting resources:
  • CIRIA C713 (2012) Retrofitting to manage surface water.
  • CIRIA C635 (2006) Designing for exceedance in urban drainage: good practice.
  • CIRIA Susdrain resource on sustainable drainage:

ClimateXChange (2012) Flexible adaptation pathways: (

CIWEM (2009) Integrated Urban Drainage Modelling Guide 2009, CIWEM, London.


Environment Agency ( EA)

Greenspace Scotland (2011) Scotland’s greenspace map at time of publication an update in spring 2017 was proposed in partnership with Ordnance Survey

Health Scotland, Greenspace Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Institute of Occupational Medicine (2008). Health Impact Assessment of greenspace: A guide. Greenspace Scotland, Stirling:

HM Treasury (2011) The Green Book: Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government:

Houston D, Werritty A, Basset D, Geddes A, Hoolachan A and McMillan M (2011) Pluvial (rain-related) flooding in urban areas: the invisible hazard. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Bristol:

Kelly D (2016) Impact of paved front gardens on current and future urban flooding. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 12 February 2016.

Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (2011) Climate Change Technical Guidance: (

National Records of Scotland

OFWAT (2011) Future Impacts on Sewer Systems in England and Wales:

Flood Risk Management Strategies:

Scottish Government
Scottish Government (2011) Delivering sustainable flood risk management:

Scottish Water

Stewart EJ, Jones DA, Svensson C, Morris DG, Dempsey P, Dent JE, Collier CG and Anderson CA (2009) Reservoir safety – Long return period rainfall. In Pepper A (ed.) Managing dams: challenges in a time of change. Thomas Telford.

UK Climate Projections:


  • Bennett J, Blenkinsop S, Dale M, Fowler H, & Gill E (2015) Rainfall Intensity for Sewer Design - Guidance for water companies. UKWIR, London.
  • UKWIR (2010) Impact of Urban Creep on Sewerage Systems.10/WM/07/14. Summarised in OFWAT (2011) Future Impacts on Sewer Systems in England and Wales:
  • UKWIR (2014) Framework for developing a stormwater management business case. (Contains information on assessing benefits and costs of run-off reduction and reducing water in sewerage systems.)

Wright GB, Arthur S, Bowles G, Bastien N and Unwin D (2011) Urban creep in Scotland: stakeholder perceptions, quantification and cost implications of permeable solutions. Water and Environment Journal 25(4) 513–521. DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-6593.2010.00247.x

Case studies
Managing surface water flooding and integrating with and enhancing the urban landscape:

Examples of run-off reduction strategies and reducing surface water in the sewer:


Gordon Robertson:

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