City Characterisation Report: Greater Manchester

The City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) helps cities plan and implement actions to build resilient urban water systems. A critical first step in this process is understanding the factors that contribute to, or detract from local water resilience.

This report details research undertaken in Greater Manchester with the aim of:
1. Defining the city water basin including natural basin(s), the urban water system and its governance structure, and the interdependencies with other systems; and 2. Identifying the factors contributing to the resilience of the city water system, and those increasing its vulnerability.

This research was undertaken through a detailed review of grey and academic literature and consultation with key Greater Manchester water stakeholders.


Publication date: 13 March, 2019
Authors: The CWRA project team includes: Pilar Avello (SIWI), George Beane (Arup), Kieran Birtill (Arup), James Bristow (Arup), Alexa Bruce (Arup/Resilience Shift), Louise Ellis (Arup/Resilience Shift), Sophie Fisher (Arup), Mark Fletcher (Arup), Caroline Karmann (Arup), Richard Gine (SIWI), Alejandro Jiménez (SIWI), James Leten (SIWI), Kathryn Pharr (Venturi Innovation), Oriana Romano (OECD), Iñigo Ruiz-Apilánez (Arup/Resilience Shift), Panchali Saikia (SIWI), Martin Shouler (Arup) and Paul Simkins (Arup).