Action C.7: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
The implementation of demonstration actions on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) – DEMOSuDS is seen as an opportunity to apply a cost-effective, state-of-the-art technique for sustainable urban drainage and rural drainage measures and risk reduction and resilience in Malta.
The objective of this action is the design and deployment of three examples of SuDS, following a wider appraisal in order to assess their suitability to be introduced into the Maltese landscape, thereby setting the needed long-term planning and design guidance for the implementation of SuDS to be replicated according to different contexts and within a wider and more ambitious effort to promote green infrastructure and natural water retaining systems.
This action is expected to yield a Strategic Framework Document that identifies opportunities for the implementation of SuDS in the Maltese Islands and includes the development of a multi-disciplinary assessment tool for SuDS selection. In addition, this action is expected to deliver three types of Demonstration prototype SuDS (Rural SuDS, RetrofitSuDS and Urban SuDS) in distinct Geographical Areas that are representative of a wider spectrum of sites that makes up the Maltese urban-rural profile. Finally, the production of a set of design guidelines and best practices is intended as a broad basis for the replication of SuDS in similar settings, both locally and in other regions of the EU and other Mediterranean climate regions.