SC100003 - Benefits of SuDS Tool

Theme:Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:05/11/2010
End date:09/02/2017


Working in partnership with CIRIA, we have developed a free tool and guidance, BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool) for use on PCs. It makes assessing the benefits of SuDS easier, without the need for full scale economic inputs.

BeST provides a structured approach to evaluating a wide range of benefits, often based upon the overall drainage system performance. It follows a simple structure, that begins with a screening and qualitative assessment to identify the benefits to evaluate further. Then it provides support to help quantify and monetise each benefit. On completion of the evaluation, the tool provides a series of graphs and charts to present the benefits based on Ecosystem Services (ESS) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) criteria.