Better water management through the planning system

This webinar will mark the launch of the new guidance: ´Delivering better water management through the planning system’; engaging guidance on how the planning system can enable integrated water management.


Background

Planning for water provides opportunities to design our towns and cities to be greener, wealthier, healthier, more attractive, more biodiverse and more resilient to climate change.

Without better water management development can lead to water shortages, flooding and environmental damage. CIRIA’s new guidance supports planning for water through the delivery of integrated water management (IWM): a concept that brings together a range of interventions to make the most of opportunities to improve people’s lives, whilst also avoiding and mitigating the risks from too little or too much water, as well as risks related to water pollution.

A planning approach based on IWM can provide multiple benefits and ecosystem services that contribute to natural capital while mitigating and removing risks, to create more liveable and sustainable places. Multiple benefits are achieved when different stakeholders work in partnership to achieve a range of outcomes that meet their individual and collective ambitions.

The guidance explains how effective local plan policies and strategies - underpinned by effective engagement and evidence - provide a successful, integrated approach to managing water. The key characteristics of good local policy for delivering IWM and it and how this fits within the planning policy framework are clearly set out in the guidance. Advice on making good policy is also illustrated by examples of good local plan policy and good practice is showcased through case studies.

This guidance and free webinar will support local government, particularly Local Planning Authorities, giving them the confidence to develop policies and appropriately engage with stakeholders to ensure that high quality developments with good water management are cost effectively delivered.


Why attend

The objectives of this webinar are to
 - Provide an overview of the guidance and highlight good practice with regards to using the planning system to deliver better water management
 - Showcase case studies which effectively demonstrate better water management through good practice in planning

Programme
11:30 Chair’s welcome and introduction
          Paul Shaffer, CIRIA
11:40 Delivering better water management through the planning System
          Peter Bide and Andrew Coleman, authors of the guidance
12:20 Delivering better water management in Cambridge
          Emma Davies
12:45 Delivering better water management in Cambridge
          Aecom – presenter TBC
13:10 Discussion
13.30 Close

Who should attend
RP1057 PSG members; local government including: LGA members; local authority policy makers, planners and flood risk managers; SuDS officers; water and sewerage companies; other adopting authorities; consulting engineers, environmental specialists, architects and landscape architects; developers involved in both residential and commercial development.

When
Thursday 19th December 2019
11:30 - 13:30

Who should attend

RP1057 PSG members; local government including: LGA members; local authority policy makers, planners and flood risk managers; SuDS officers; water and sewerage companies; other adopting authorities; consulting engineers, environmental specialists, architects and landscape architects; developers involved in both residential and commercial development.

Fees
Free for all to attend

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When
19/12/2019 - 19/12/2019
Where
Webinar, UNITED KINGDOM
 
 

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