Out of the Blue was published in January 2014; as a knowledge catalyst to stimulate thinking around new ideas on water, social and natural capital.
Out of the Blue 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. The book was initiated as a result of a discussion on “natural capital” between Arup’s Global Head of Water, Mark Fletcher and Lord Chris Smith during the launch of the Sustainable Solutions Raising the Water Mark in Westminster in November 2012 . Out of the Blue is a stimulating collection of thought pieces and ideas about the meaning of ‘natural capital’. The book has been launched to promote and stimulate discussions on the value of water – one of our most precious resources. For further information, please contact Mark Fletcher.