Urban Demonstrator: Managing water in the urban environment
Lessons from across the UK – 5 workshops
Funded by Defra and supported by WaterLIFE, the CaBA Urban Working Group held a series of Urban Water Management Workshops in March and April 2016 in Exeter, Manchester, London, Leicester and Worcester, respectively.
The events were designed to bring together the very wide range of stakeholders and practitioners within the urban environment and to illustrate the multiple benefits that can be realised through collaborative delivery. Interactive sessions enabled participants to feedback the opportunities and barriers that they perceive with respect to implementing sustainable and partnership led urban water management, whilst technical presentations were designed to build capacity and expertise.
Approximately 300 participants attended the workshops in total, drawn from a wide range of organisations, including environmental NGO’s, catchment partnerships, local authorities, water companies, community groups, the Environment Agency, Defra and Natural England. The following report captures the key findings of the workshops, drawing upon the presentations, interactive sessions and feedback sheets.