Strategic Planning for Water examines the neglected relationship between planning for water and spatial planning. It provides the background to sustainable water management and assistance to spatial planners in understanding the complex water environment.
This extremely topical book examines the challenges of:
- how to ensure that water supplies are adequate to meet our future needs
- how to reduce the risk of flooding as we are faced by stormier winters and rises in sea levels
- how to better manage our waste water
- how to further improve the water quality of our rivers in response to the Water Framework Directive.
Essential reading for planners, developers and all those who must in future effectively incorporate water issues into their plans, developments and lifestyles if these are to be truly sustainable.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Changing Culture for Managing Water 1. A Favourable Climate for Integrating Water Management and Planning 2. The Path to Sustainable Water Management 3. Regional Planning: A Better Environment in London and the South East 4. Promoting the Effective Use of Water 5. River Basin Management Plans 6. Managing River Basins: Two Case Studies 7. Promoting Prosperity through a Better Water Environment 8. Alleviating Poverty and Social Exclusion through a Better Water Environment 9. An Environment for Prosperity and Quality Living. Appendix
Hugh Howes, a Chartered Town Planner, is the Strategic Planning Policy Advisor on the Water Framework Directive for the Environment Agency.