Increasingly, blue-green infrastructure (BGI) is being implemented to deliver multiple benefits including flood risk management; air quality improvement; amenity provision; carbon sequestration; increased biodiversity; and health and wellbeing. A framework for efficient management of BGI is needed to document location, cost and maintenance needs.
To efficiently manage BGI it is important to have an appropriate asset management framework that documents its location, cost, required maintenance, risks and potential consequences of its failure, its functional life expectancy and means of disposal or renewal. It is also important to quantify the benefits that BGI create so that BGI projects can be equitably assessed and prioritised for investment alongside more traditional infrastructure projects.
Phase 1 - engagement and principles document due to start December.
Currently seeking support for Phase 2 - Development of outputs.
For further information download the project proposal below and to get involved, please contact Louise Walker at CIRIA.