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The Living With Water Community Hub is a one-of-a-kind facility providing an inspiring and interactive space for schools, students and the wider community.

It has been created by Yorkshire Water and Living With Water, in partnership with Yorkshire Flood Resilience and Wilberforce Sixth Form College.

If you're a teacher interested in booking a visit for your students, click the button below to check availability for 2022.

​The Yorkshire Room

​The Yorkshire Room

In the Hub’s Yorkshire Room, visitors can find out more about flood risk and resilience work in Hull and the East Riding. They will find information on plans for sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS), as part of Living With Water’s Blue-Green Vision, and the large-scale engineering projects that are helping to make our area more resilient to flooding.

In conjunction with Yorkshire Flood Resilience, the Yorkshire Room also displays property flood resilience (PFR) measures to help people protect their homes from flooding. Installed by flood technology manufacturer M3 Floodtec, these PFR examples include airbrick covers, flood doors and gates.

Yorkshire Water Learning Lab

Yorkshire Water Learning Lab

This ‘wet lab’ is a hands-on space designed to educate people on water cycles and flood risk in our area. Within the lab, there is a 3D model to showcase sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS) and how they work, as well as an interactive LED wall screen to be used as a teaching tool on the topic of flooding.

The space will be used by Yorkshire Water’s education outreach team to deliver lessons to school pupils around water cycles, which support Key Stage 2 curriculum requirements.

When is it open? How can I arrange a visit?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Living With Water Community Hub is not yet open to the public for walk-ins. However, people interested in visiting can make an appointment by emailing enquries@livingwithwater.co.uk


Where is it?

The Living With Water Community Hub is located on the site of Wilberforce Sixth Form College, Saltshouse Rd, Hull HU8 9HD.

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Yorkshire Water

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Programme Manager

Eve Pierrepoint

Portfolio Manager

Gary Collins

Flood Risk and Engagement Manager

Steve Jackson

Commercial Manager

Environment Agency

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Andrew Barron

Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Senior Advisor, Partnership & Strategic Overview Team, Yorkshire (East)

Kim Tan

Advisor, Flood Resilience Team

Paul Stockhill

East Yorkshire Partnerships Manager

Hull City Council

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

Ben Kirby

Assistant Principal Engineer

University of Hull

Dan Parsons

Director, Energy and Environment Institute

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