The Forum has been launched! Please use this to engage in the Blue Green debate.

A "Questions in Parliament" section has been added to the Forum page. See Lord Berkeley's letter March 18th 2015 'Are OFWAT and CCW up to their jobs of protecting the interests of consumers?'

New discussion points and material: GRO32, ACA23, IND16, GRO31, GRO30


Mar 2016: Would Brexit mean the end of green targets?

Mar 2016: London needs integrated water management strategy, says report

Feb 2016: Evidence emerging of the Government’s desire to block science it doesn’t like

Feb 2016: Royal visit for Welsh Water's RainScape scheme

Feb 2016: Newcastle commits to Blue-Green Infrastructure plan

Dec 2015: Thames sewage: UK faces up to prospect of multimillion-pound EU fines

Dec 2015: COP21: World leaders agree legally-binding climate deal in Paris

Dec 2015: UK has 'lost world climate leadership role' by axing domestic green policies

Nov 2015: Blue Green Dream scoops 1st prize at the BusinessGreen Technology Awards!

Oct 2015: Copenhagen fights flooding with flooding

Oct 2015: Green building sector outpacing overall construction growth

Oct 2015: Water companies pocket £800m windfall, NAO finds

Sep 2015: Horizon 2020 - 2016-17 work programmes include water and blue-green infrastructure

Aug 2015: Cardiff researchers in project to make cities 'greener'

Aug 2015: River Thames now fit for porpoise, says wildlife study

Jul 2015: ECJ ruling clarifies “deterioration” under Water Frame-work Directive

Jul 2015: London economy vulnerable to climate change, assembly report finds

Jul 2015: How and where did UK lose city-sized area of green space in just six years?

Jul 2015: Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change

Jun 2015: MMSD awards grants for green infrastructure projects

Jun 2015: Do Green Spaces In Cities Help Close "Well-Being Gaps" Between Rich And Poor?

Jun 2015: Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Jun 2015: A new kind of water infrastructure begins to permeate Detroit

Jun 2015: Pope Francis blames 'human selfishness' for global warming

Jun 2015: Interview: CCWater chair Alan Lovell chats to Utility Week

Jun 2015: Green spaces improve schoolchildren's mental development, study finds

Jun 2015: Urban commons have radical potential – it's not just about community gardens

May 2015: Growth at all costs: climate change, fossil fuel subsidies and the Treasury

May 2015: Simple projects deliver the best results

Apr 2015: Air pollution may cause more UK deaths than previously thought, say scientists

Apr 2015: UK Infrastructure: A lost cause? Maybe not

Mar 2015: Environment - Commission refers the United Kingdom to Court over poor waste water collection and treatment

Mar 2015: France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Feb 2015: Global warming is causing more extreme storms

Feb 2015: South West takes first steps in Water Sensitive Urban Design

Feb 2015: Green infrastructure: from encouraging examples to a joined-up approach?

Feb 2015: Water bills fall but Thames customers will pay extra for ‘super sewer

Jan 2015: New data shows Thames meet EU directive. So is Tideway Tunnel still needed?

Jan 2015: David Attenborough - Leaders are in denial about climate change

Dec 2014: The 2015 climate change target - 192 nations, two weeks of negotiations and one world to save

Dec 2014: Biodiversity - life - a status report

Dec 2014: Thames Water unbowed by fresh super-sewer claims

Dec 2014: PRESS RELEASE Analysis of metrics obtained from the Environment Agency under Freedom of Information Request reveals the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) is redundant (linked report IND14)

Dec 2014: Water bills to smash £400 a year barrier despite regulator taking action

Nov 2014: Planned London super sewer branded waste of time and taxpayer money then TTTs response to today's Guardian article

Nov 2014: Water remunicipalisation as a global trend

Nov 2014: New York plants curbside gardens to soak up storm-water runoff

Nov 2014: Hamburg at forefront of global drive to reverse privatisation of city services

Nov 2014: Cornish innovators offer London sewage solution

Oct 2014: "Significant weakening' of plans to manage flood risk from new development

Oct 2014: London's sewer crisis: why the supersewer is a big, expensive answer to a simple problem

Sep 2014: Government accused of approving London’s controversial £4.2 billion super-sewer without following 'correct legal process'

Sep 2014: 'Super sewer' in London and south-east could add £80 to water bills

Sep 2014: London's 'super sewer' gets the go ahead

Aug 2014: LBC discussion with Larry Lamb on TTT Part 1 : Part 2 (

Jul 2014: 4 ways to take green cities to the next level

Jul 2014: Soaking the customer - Thames Water's £4 billion sewage money grab

Mar 2014: FT - Thames Water's high stakes project is poor value

Feb 2014: Private Eye - Money Down the Drain

Feb 2014: Heat related deaths will rise 257% by 2050 because of climate change

Feb 2014: Flat roofs may be the answer to managing urban floods

Feb 2014: The Government needs to call in the flood experts

Feb 2014: Air pollution - European commission launches legal action against the UK

Feb 2014: What Britain has to do if it doesn't want to live with floods (no, it's not dredging)

Feb 2014: Private Eye - Thames Water's great drain robbery

Nov 2013: Cameron orders examination on how to force water companies to cut bills

Oct 2013: Ministers challenged on validity of Govt decision on Thames supersewer

Oct 2013: Sir Ian Byatt supports Thamesbank and Environmental Law Foundation request to review the National Policy Statement for Waste Water

Oct 2013: Bloomberg - Thames Sewer Plan May Be Triple Industry Average Permission being sought to place White Paper here

Sept 2013: London super sewer 'should be scrapped in favour of cheaper projects'

Sept 2013: Ofwat challenges Thames Water's push to increase bills by 8%

July 2013: Average household water bill to rise by 3.5pc to £388 a year

July 2013: Water companies told to stop siphoning off cash to foreign owners

July 2013: Droughts could hit food production in England in 2020s

July 2013: London "greenest city" in Europe

July 2013: Scientists attribute extreme weather to man-made climate change

June 2013: London 2062: Green v Concrete Infrastructure

June 2013: Philadelphia water management: from grey to green infrastructure [click here for Guardian article response]

June 2013: City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County ditch tunnel plans for alternatives

June 2013: Thames Water wants to raise average bill by £100 before 2020

May 2013: Greater London SuDS Debate [click here for short version of Blue Green dream presentation]

Mar 2013: ITN News Report - London's Super Sewer is Wrong Solution

Mar 2013: Court reserves UK air quality ruling

Mar 2013: The case for a need for an independent enquiry on Blue Green solutions for London

Mar 2013: Department of Environmental Protection Completes Installation of Green Infrastructure in East New York That Will Improve Water Quality in Fresh Creek and Jamaica Bay

Mar 2013: Mayor details new goal in Seattle’s stormwater management

Dec 2012: Expert casts doubt on Thames Water super sewer plan

Dec 2012: Thames Water under further pressure to rethink supersewer plans

Mar 2009: Away with the grey