Evaluating the multiple benefits of a Newcastle SuDS scheme
Excel spreadsheet data and plots illustrating the results of the BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool) analyses (21.05Kb)
Excel spreadsheet of the BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool) analysis for Killingworth and Longbenton (1.887Mb)
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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Blue-Green infrastructure (BGI) provide a range of environmental, economic and social benefits in addition to managing water quantity and quality. Recognition of the multifunctionality of SuDS and BGI, and the specific benefits that may accrue to different beneficiaries, may facilitate partnership working towards multifunctional infrastructure that meets the strategic objectives of public and private organisations. We evaluate the multiple benefits of the Killingworth and Longbenton surface water management scheme, a Partnership Project in NE England jointly funded by Northumbrian Water, the Environment Agency and North Tyneside Council. Using CIRIA’s Benefits of SuDS Tool (BeST) and the Blue-Green Cities Multiple Benefits GIS Toolbox, we a) quantify and monetise six key benefits, b) assess two qualitative benefits, c) illustrate the spatial distribution of five non-flood benefits, and d) highlight locations with the greatest opportunity for multi-beneficial intervention. The Killingworth and Longbenton scheme generates; significant flood damage reduction benefits; improves water quality, habitat size, carbon sequestration, attractiveness of the area and property prices (amenity), and; reduces noise pollution. Utilisation of these complementary tools for multiple benefit evaluation shows promise as an aid to facilitate partnership working towards implementation of multifunctional SuDS and BGI.
Related publication DOI
- Water quality management -- Evaluation
- Sustainable engineering -- England -- Newcastle -- Evaluation
- Water quality management -- Environmental aspects
- Flood control
- Sustainable Drainage Systems, Multiple Benefit Evaluation, Flood Risk Management, Blue-Green Infrastructure
- Physical sciences::Physical geographical sciences::Physical geography::Geographical information systems
- G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation::GE Environmental Sciences
- University of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Social Sciences::School of Geography
- Evaluating the multiple benefits of a sustainable drainage scheme in Newcastle, UK
- Northumbrian Water Ltd.
Data typeGIS images files, excel spreadsheets with multiple benefit evaluation data
- Woodhouse, Richard
- Thorne, Colin
- Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
- Northumbrian Water Ltd.
- Blue-Green Cities Research Project
- May 2016 - August 2016
- Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Data collection methodThe multiple benefits of a Blue-Green infrastructure scheme in Newcastle was evaluated using a Multiple Benefits GIS Toolbox (in ArcGIS) and Benefits of SuDS Tool (excel spreadsheet). Both are freely available online.
Provenance / lineagehttp://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/publications/multiple-benefit-toolbox.aspx
- University of Nottingham