Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) management
The first ever Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) Conference in the Highlands was held on the 27th November 2015 at the Highland Council chambers.
Graduate research assistant Marcia Rae presented the results of the 2015 Inverness SuDS project which identified 40 sites within the city, 75% of which were being utilised by amphibians. Amphibians are utilising these sites alongside a range of other wildlife. Water quality testing demonstrated that the ponds are of good quality and in some cases very healthy. Nearly half of the ponds surveyed in Inverness are in excellent condition and the remainder could be brought up to this level with minimal intervention.
Presentations from the conference.