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31st March 2022

The Living With Water Partnership is featuring on a new episode of climate charity Carbon Copy’s Copy This podcast.

The podcast, hosted by Carbon Copy’s Ric Casale and podcasting veteran Amanda Carpenter, launched earlier this month for a five-episode pilot series.

In “Blue Green City Of The Future,” released today, guests Lee Pitcher and Andrew Barron of the Living With Water Partnership explain in detail why Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire are so at risk from flooding, and what is being done to mitigate and adapt to this. The pair reveal the personal stories that led to their passion for this project and for making the city and region a safer, more pleasant place to live.

“With ‘once-in-a-century’ weather events like Storm Eunice now occurring far more frequently, and sea levels rising through climate change; flooding and water resilience have become critical issues for people across the UK.

“We are excited to highlight this fantastic example of collaboration between public and private sector organisations and the local community, which is helping people to protect their lives and livelihoods, and is changing perceptions about living in an area at risk of flooding.

“We hope that people living in other parts of the country will feel inspired by this project and will feel empowered to copy and adapt some of its methods in their own local areas.” - Ric Casale, Trustee, Carbon Copy

“We’re always keen for new opportunities to talk about the Living With Water partnership. For us, it’s important to highlight that it is about so much more than infrastructure and engineering.

“We’re going into communities and talking to them about their ideas, and we’re finding people are really engaged and are coming up with solutions we haven’t even thought of. So this partnership is about co-creating and working together to build a city that is not only more resilient to flooding, but is a better, healthier place to live and work.” - Lee Pitcher, General Manager, Living With Water Partnership.

To hear more about the Living With Water partnership, listen to the full podcast on the Carbon Copy website now, or search for Copy This wherever you get your podcasts.


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

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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