London's waterways consist of the rivers, canals and other bodies of water within the Greater London area. The Mayor's London Plan, which refers to them as the Blue Ribbon Network, includes policies relating to their management, recognising the many aspects of their importance for the capital: for example leisure, tourism, transport and biodiversity.
Responsibility for managing the Blue Ribbon Network rests with a number of public agencies, notably the Environment Agency, the Port of London Authority, British Waterways and the water companies.
The next meeting will take place on 20 October at 5pm in Committee Room 5 at City Hall.
An introduction to the London's network of canals, docks, reservoirs, and lakes.