Liesbeek River Life Plan – concept plan
The Urban Water Management research unit has been working collaboratively with Friends of the Liesbeek (FoL) and the City 0f Cape Town on the design of a concept plan for the restoration of the Liesbeek River in Cape Town. The ‘Liesbeek River Life Plan’ is geared towards assessing the potential for the implementation of WSUD options; specifically aimed at alleviating flooding, improving river quality, increasing biodiversity and enhancing the amenity value of the river corridor. Additional opportunities for intervention in terms of creating multi-functional public spaces and improving river connectivity have also been explored. The concept plan (highlighted in the attached pdf) is being used to initiate further consultation with the various stakeholders (citizens and local authority officials) who are likely to be involved in the implementation process.