A consortium of researchers are working across multiple universities to investigate the effectiveness of Blue-Green approaches to introduce a more natural water cycle in cities. This is achieved by using sustainable approaches to water managegement that still offer resilience to future changes in climate, landuse, water management, and socio-economic activity in the city.
The team are now approaching the final stages of their research and they have turned their attention to sharing what they have learned with Flood Risk Management practitoners and communities through a variety of 'dissemination' tools. One such tool that is proving effective is their Blue-Green Cities Factsheets, a series of concise information pamphlets that have been shared on their website, to be accessible to a wide audience.
There is a schedule for releasing more factsheets throughout 2015 and 2016. If you would like to see the current Factsheets, you can view them on the Blue-Green Cities website, or for more infirmation you can contact the project manager, Emily Lawson.