Planning for Water

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'Planning for Water' – a joint Royal Town Planning Institute SE / Centre for Aquatic Environments conference

The issue of water management has never been as important to spatial planners, developers and the environment.

Water scarcity, pollution and flooding have all become more significant planning considerations in recent years. The Government is promising to ‘fix’ issues of nutrient overload partly by allowing developers to buy ‘credits’ for creation of new wetlands. Wastewater storage and treatment is going to be accelerated by a Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan and a House of Lords Committee has called for an overarching integrated water strategy. Water scarcity is delaying developments in north Sussex and will be come a more widespread issue as climate change worsens. It is likely that Sustainable Drainage Systems and wetland creation will be given a boost by the removal of the automatic ‘right to connect’ to the public sewer and a greater recognition of the multiple benefits of natural solutions to water resource management.

This important joint RTPI South East / University of Brighton Centre for Aquatic Environments Global Challenges event will bring together planning practitioners, aquatic researchers, regulators and the water industry to outline some of the pressing challenges and propose solutions to water neutrality, water quality, coastal habitat restoration and meeting new environmental targets.
Period19 Jun 2023
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Water management
  • planning
  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity
  • drought
  • flood risk management