Expanding river restoration to tackle flood threat

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3215
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you review London's 600 kilometers of rivers, across its 13 major river catchment areas to identify priority river restoration projects that will significantly reduce the risks residents face in areas that are at high risk of local river flooding?

Answer

Answer for Expanding river restoration to tackle flood threat

Answer for Expanding river restoration to tackle flood threat

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My officers already work with London boroughs, the Environment Agency and other relevant stakeholders to identify and promote river restoration projects and to better manage flood risk throughout London.  The key is to tie together the physical opportunities with potential funding sources.  This needs constant engagement between GLA officers and other stakeholders.