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Living With Water aims to help build understanding across Hull and the East Riding about the threats and opportunities water brings to our region.

It is a partnership between Yorkshire Water, Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and the University of Hull – all of which play a role in managing water in Hull and the East Riding.

As Living With Water, they are working together to build flood resilience, develop innovative water management systems, and highlight our region as a great place to live, work and visit.

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Hull is the second biggest flood risk area in the UK outside of London.

This is due to the city bordering two confluent rivers – the River Hull and the River Humber – and its close location to the Humber Estuary and the North Sea. In addition, it sits in a basin of low-lying land below sea level.

The area is at risk of flooding from rising tides in the River Hull and high spring tides from the Humber Estuary, as well as the effects of climate change. Globally, intense storms are becoming more frequent and sea levels around the UK coast are increasing.

Living With Water was created following the floods in 2007 and is a partnership between the four organisations responsible for water management in our region.

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What work is being done?

Building resilience

Raising awareness of flood risks within communities and deliver practical advice and information to help local people protect their homes and businesses, and to make them feel safe. Our aim is to achieve a year-on-year reduction in flood risk.

Showcasing our place

Shining a light on Hull and the East Riding as a thriving place to live, work and visit. We celebrate the region’s rich maritime heritage and connections with the water that surrounds us – from the North Sea, to the Humber Estuary and the River Hull.

Driving sustainable solutions

Exploring innovative water management systems and collaborating with local communities and global experts to develop long-term urban water resilience in Hull and the East Riding.

Meet the Team

Mark Jones MBE

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Alan Menzies

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Lee Pitcher

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Rachel Glossop

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Astrid Paget

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Lynnsey Pilmer

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Alex Codd

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Catherine Johnson

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Emma Brown

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Dan Parsons

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Neil Longden

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Andrew Barron

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Kim Tan

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Ben Kirby

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Eve Pierrepoint

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Gary Collins

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Steve Jackson

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Paul Stockhill

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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

Portfolio 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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