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Joining forces with some of the region’s biggest private and public-sector industries, Living with Water is playing a key role in this new alliance, driving awareness of waste and its impact on the local water systems whilst championing innovations and best practice across the region.

There is a big disconnect between public awareness of the impact of waste (in particular waste plastics) which we see everyday and its eventual impact on the local water environment and cumulative effects on our global oceans.

Small waste such as discarded cigarette butts (which are plastic based), confectionary wrappers, chewing gum (which is plastic based), single use drinks bottles, tea bags, clothing, wet wipes and a thousands of other items regularly end up in the streets or water courses on a daily basis… this either wash into or travel down local water courses, some of which may build blockages in rivers, streams and sewers, some of which may find their way out to the estuary during heavy winds/storms… they all contribute to an extremely harmful and negative effect on our local flood risk, animals and environment and global eco systems.

With membership from many Humber-region organisations including ABP, Siemens Gamesa, University of Hull, Reckitt Benckiser, Schools Network, Hull Council, East Riding Council, Arco, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Smith & Nephew, Canal & Rivers Trust, The Deep, Biffa, Bishop Burton College, MKM, Sodexo, The Spencer Group and more, this new alliance has developed a new charter and is working in partnership to make a very real and tangible difference! Click [HERE] to download the HWA Charter.

With a shared vision, scope and remit to include sharing best practice and helping one another, championing innovation and even sponsoring projects directly, this Humber Waste Alliance will seek to use the power and influence of the region’s biggest players to achieve confidence and cost-economies which can be shared with all private and public sector organisations in the region… together contributing to a long-term improvement and setting the Humber region as a national and global leader, setting new standards for waste awareness, reduction and management

The alliance is now supported by a common set of pledges to which all organisations can sign up to, big or small, let's start here and pledge to make our own small difference. Click [HERE] to download the HWA Community Pledges.

How can I get involved?

If you are a member of and able to represent your business, based in or around the North bank of the Humber estuary we’d love to have you join us… Please contact Humber.WasteAlliance@Gmail.comfor more information


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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