Consultation on improving surface water drainage
This consultation develops some of the key policy proposals set out in the Government's new Water Strategy, Future Water. The strategy sets out a vision for more effective drainage of surface water, in order to resolve existing problems and prepare for the impacts of climate change. The floods last summer brought into sharp focus the real damage that surface water flooding can cause. The interim report from the Pitt Review on lessons learned has urged early action to improve the way that surface water is managed, particularly in high risk areas.
In line with Sir Michael Pitt’s initial conclusions, this consultation considers policy measures to improve the way that surface water runoff is managed.
Responses should be received by 30 April 2008.
- Surface water drainage
- Water Strategy, Future Water
- Making Space for Water: cross Government programme taking forward the developing strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England
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Page published: 7 February 2008