Sustainable Urban Water Management Workshop

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00
Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, Frankland Lane, Durham, DH1 5TA
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This workshop aims to act as a catalyst for implementation of more sustainable drainage approaches across the North East, linked to the 2019 Year of Green Action as proposed in the government’s 25 year plan to improve the environment. The session will provide an overview of sustainable urban water management, including providing information on the policy and legislative background, exploring the benefits and opportunities, and considering the constraints. It will include developer, regulator, lead local flood authority and water company perspectives, and be an opportunity to share national and regional case studies. Managing water in our towns and cities is a key challenge. Sustainable urban water management can realise multiple benefits including reduced flood risk, improved water quality, enhanced biodiversity, more opportunities for access and recreation, and better community health and wellbeing. In the North East, our aspiration for brilliant partnership working is well supported by the activities of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) and the five Catchment Partnerships for the Till & Tweed, Northumberland Rivers, Tyne, Wear and Tees, the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, the Northumbria Integrated Drainage Partnership, which has recently developed a regional-level 10 year plan for studies and schemes covering all 13 Local Authority areas, and Northumbrian Water’s ambitious goals as set out in its 2020-25 business plan.

To book a place and/or for more information, contact: Clare Deasy Tel. 0191 3016366