The London Wildlife Trust (LWT) is undertaking a project within the Dulwich, Herne Hill, and Loughborough Junction areas to look at how community groups can engage with relevant organisations to provide water management strategies.
The project will last one year and aims to identify what initiatives are currently happening in the area, e.g. green roofs, rain gardens and what links there are between the community groups. This will help to highlight the success of community actions but also to highlight the barriers which may be preventing initiatives to happen and ways to overcome these. LWT will also seek opportunities to engage communities in producing water management demonstration areas. The outcomes of the project will be a water management strategy for the area including ways of working in order to deliver the strategy into the future.
LWT will also be working with other organisations such as the Greater London Authority, Environment Agency, Thames Water and the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark to help map areas at risk in the area and to provide technical advice on possible water management initiatives. The initial Project meeting was in January 2013 and the next one will be in March.