Last edited 29 Jun 2018

Bricks and Water: A plan of action for building homes and managing water in England

On 19 June 2018, the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) published ‘Bricks and Water: A plan of action for building homes and managing water in England’, an evaluation of the way water and housing policy is being implemented in England, aimed at formulating a plan of action for building homes and managing water.

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The structure and content of the report was informed by a steering group including politicians and representatives from industry and academia. It was co-chaired by Angela Smith MP and Baroness McIntosh, both of whom have considerable experience in the water sector.

The report includes recommendations for tackling the housing crisis whilst improving flood resilience and water availability without over-burdening future generations with increased costs.

The key findings of the report are:

The report made the following recommendations:


The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) is a high-level coalition of key UK businesses, parliamentarians, civil servants and other organisations, seeking to promote effective sustainability policy in the UK. It is part of Policy Connect, a cross-party think tank that seeks to improve people’s lives by influencing public policy.

You can download the report here.

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