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Term time schedule

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

Closed all day Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays

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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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Climate change, water and agriculture: Towards resilient systems

Posted on: 2 July 2014
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This report reviews the main linkages between climate change, water and agriculture as a means to identifying and discussing adaptation strategies for better use and conservation of water resources.

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Water and Cities Project Report

Posted on: 24 June 2014
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The UK Water Research and Innovation Partnership (UKWRIP) has just published its Water and Cities report, The project aimed to examine research and knowledge issues related to the topic of water and cities. The study brings together and highlights the significant research investments already being made in areas related to water and cities by research councils and the private sector through a range of activities from basic research through to applied solutions being put into practice. Whilst a number of activities focus on urban water, many other activities address related aspects to water and cities (eg. managing risk and uncertainty) or take a broader city (systems) view.

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Out of the blue

Posted on: 6 June 2014
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This publication from Arup looks at the future of water and how social, environmental and economic factors can be better understood and valued. It is a high profile piece that brings together senior figures and policy experts from NGOs, academics, agencies, businesses and Arup itself, with each contributing a piece on new thinking or practice.

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Rotterdam’s Water Square

Posted on: 27 March 2014
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On the Benthemsquare in Rotterdam, Dutch landscape architecture firm De Urbanisten has finally achieved what they set out to do seven years ago: create a water park for the community fed entirely by storm water. Instead of hiding runoff in underground pipes and cisterns, the square has been designed to make water the main feature. The designers say this is the world’s first “water square.”

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Assessing attenuation storage volumes for SuDS

Posted on: 20 March 2014
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This factsheet outlines the approaches to providing Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) attenuation volumes, and highlights some important considerations when approaching attenuation designs or evaluations.

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Delivering SuDS not duds: Local authorities and developers working together. London, 11 March 2014

Posted on: 20 March 2014
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This event focused on approaches to Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Oxfordshire and Leicestershire with presentations from developers and local authorities involved n delivering SuDS schemes voluntarily in lieu of the National Standards. Presentations are available online.

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Energy, water and food security

Posted on: 13 February 2014
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Attaining energy, water and food security for all was the theme for the 14th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, held from 6-8 February, 2014 in New Delhi, India. The Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide has brought together some key resources on the water-energy-climate-food nexus.

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Integrated water and land use management benefits, delivery and evidence. London, 11 December 2013

Posted on: 6 January 2014
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The aim of this conference was to highlight the growing work between professional land use and water managers on projects where multiple benefits have been sought and to explore the growing range of guidance and evidence that is supporting this process to develop effective business cases to deliver major programmes. Presentations are available online.

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Sustainable Drainage Sytems (SuDS) Manual

Posted on: 10 December 2013
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As part of the update of the CIRIA SuDS Manual a Project Team has produced a series of priority checklists and frameworks on the planning, design, construction and maintenance of SuDS.

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Thames Tideway Tunnel: Draft reasons for specifying the project as a Specified Infrastructure Project and issuing a Preparatory Work Notice

Posted on: 5 December 2013
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The government is seeking views on the draft reasons for specifying the proposed Thames Tideway Tunnel as a Specified Infrastructure Project.  This includes the draft reasons for issuing a Preparatory Work Notice for Thames Water Utilities Ltd. Comments are requested by 6 January 2014.

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