Sustainable Drainage Systems in Spain

Valerio C. Andrés-Valeri, Sara Perales-Momparler, Luis Angel Sañudo Fontaneda, Ignacio Andrés-Doménech, Daniel Castro-Fresno, Ignacio Escuder-Bueno

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This chapter shows that sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) can be both included in the design of new build, and retrofits in the diverse Mediterranean climates found across Spain, from the rainy north to areas in the south where droughts are a problem at certain times of year. The first research projects carried out in Spain that were mainly focused on SuDS techniques were developed at the Civil Engineering School of the University of Cantabria by the GITECO Research Group. Knowledge gained was also transferred to the productive sector, through the development of some exploitation patents and by collaboration with some contractors in applying SuDS for stormwater management in new urban developments. The chapter features retrofitting case studies, designed to show the efficiency of SuDS in southern Europe. They were conducted as part of two projects, both supported by ERDF funding of the European Union: Aquaval, and E2STORMED.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Surface Water Management
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for SUDS
EditorsSusanne M. Charlesworth, Colin A. Booth
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118897690
ISBN (Print)9781118897706
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016


  • Aquaval project
  • E2STORMED project
  • Southern Europe
  • Spain
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Urban developments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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