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22nd March 2021

The Living with Water partnership, comprising Yorkshire Water, Environment Agency, Hull City Council, and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, has awarded Stantec a contract to progress a sustainable approach to water management in Hull and East Riding.

This Blue-Green Master Plan is truly innovative because it will establish sustainable drainage solutions at a city-wide level and reduce flood risk across Hull and the East Riding. We are really looking forward to working with Stantec’s global experts, who will help us develop exciting new ways of managing water and support regeneration of the region.

Nevil Muncaster, a Living With Water board member and chief strategy and regulations officer at Yorkshire Water, said:

“The Blue-Green Plan developed by Stantec will result in an innovative way of looking at sustainable drainage and provide key solutions for Hull and the East Riding in the future. We’re looking forward to seeing Stantec’s plans come to fruition and deliver vital water management solutions for Hull and the wider East Riding.

“The focus on climate change mitigation and social value is an important element of this project and we’re looking forward to delivering benefits, through Living with Water, for communities that have been impacted by flooding in the recent past.”

A key element of the project is to work with residents to understand the views and aspirations of people living in Hull and the East Riding. Economic growth and social prosperity will also be an important objective of the plan.

Scott Jackson, regional leader for water, Stantec UK & Ireland said:

“We look forward to working with the Living with Water Partnership to develop an innovative Blue-Green Plan that will lead the way for sustainable drainage of the future. This appointment will enable Stantec to bring our global expertise and experience in delivering climate change mitigation and social value for the benefit of the communities we serve."

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Yorkshire Water

Nevil Muncaster

Director of Asset Management

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Portfolio Manager

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Martin Armour

Portfolio Manager

Environment Agency

John Dickinson

Flood Resilience Advisor

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Hull City Council

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

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