Sustainable water management

Water is integral to maintaining the quality of our natural and built environment. Protecting our water and natural environments through better water management is crucial in adapting to changing demography, resource use and climatic regimes.

CIRIA’s work covers sustainable water management, water availability, flood risk, water quality and the opportunities for integrating water into our natural and built environment. The work focuses on the need to start seeing water management as an opportunity, rather than a challenge, by thinking both strategically and locally to deliver multiple benefits.

CIRIA’s initiatives look at the big picture, but also provide practical approaches to make a difference on the ground by bringing together relevant disciples to deliver good practice guidance.
CIRIA’s work in water management, particularly in Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and flood risk management, has helped inform regulation in the UK.

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