Urban environments face challenges in terms of water management and sustainability that may be overcome using Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). These are designed to mimic natural catchment processes and have a variety of functions in the environment including flood risk reduction, water quality management, enhancing biodiversity and improving air quality. However, there is a lack of studies regarding improvement their performance and improvement in receiving waters.
This PhD aims to explore the geochemical, hydrological and hydromorphic performance of a SuDS project. It aims to identify the pollutants in the urban river and explore the success of the SuDS with a focus on chemical analysis.
The London Borough of Enfield will collaborate with access to work on a SuDS development in the Pymmes Brook catchment in North London involving de-culverting and diversion of one of the most polluted rivers in the UK.