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Greater Manchester - Integrated Water Management Plan

An integrated approach to water management in the Greater Manchester area

  • 25+

    Year Plan

  • Greater Manchester, England

    Greater Manchester, England

Enabling decision making and multiple benefits for stakeholders, customers, and the environment

In response to the challenges of climate change impacts such as flooding and droughts, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), Environment Agency, and United Utilities formed a first-of-its-kind partnership to manage water differently. Taking a holistic and collaborative approach to water management, the partnership created an integrated water management plan (IWMP) and engaged us to help.

With our partnership knowledge and experience and industry-recognized methodologies, we helped build a vision supporting objectives and created a series of seven workstreams to support the development of the IWMP. Through this collaboration, the partnership delivers progressive improvements in sustainable water management, enhancing the natural environment.

Enabling improved decision making, the plan will guide all future interventions to consider water neutrality, flood resilience, water quality, and build in climate adaptation. It aims to increase multifunctional blue-green infrastructure, restore natural function and water landscapes, as well as promote the protection and value of biodiversity and the water environment—for the benefit of stakeholders and customers alike.

At a Glance

  • United Utilities
  • Greater Manchester
  • Combined Authority
  • The Environment Agency
  • Jacobs
Meet Our Team

Michael Holme, Program Manager

I’m passionate about working directly with clients to find and deliver efficient solutions to meet regulatory and stakeholder demands.

Chris Digman , Executive Technical Director

Leading influencer in stormwater management.

Andy Porter, Head of Innovation & Technical Services

Andy Porter Head of Innovation & Technical Services Read More

Michael Holme

Program Manager

Chris Digman

Executive Technical Director

Andy Porter

Head of Innovation & Technical Services

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