Hull’s unique water resilience partnership featured in new climate action podcast


The Living With Water partnership features in a new episode of climate charity Carbon Copy’s new podcast, Copy This.

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, from the Living With Water partnership, go into detail about why Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire are so at risk from flooding, and what is made to mitigate and accommodate that.

The couple reveal the personal stories that led to their passion for this project and for making the city and the region a safer and more pleasant place to live.

Ric Casale, Administrator of Carbon Copy, said: “With ‘once in a century’ weather events like Storm Eunice now occurring much more frequently and sea levels rising due to climate change; flooding and water resilience have become critical issues for people in the UK.

“We are delighted to highlight this fantastic example of collaboration between public and private sector organizations and the local community, which is helping people protect their lives and livelihoods, and changing perceptions about life 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 feel empowered to copy and adapt some of its methods in their own areas.”

The Living with Water Partnership

Living With Water is a partnership between Hull City Council, Yorkshire Water, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and the University of Hull, all of whom are involved in water management in the region.

The partnership works to protect the region by developing innovative water management systems, as well as empowering people with the knowledge to improve their personal resilience.

Lee Pitcher, Managing Director of the Living With Water Partnership, said, “We are always looking for new opportunities to talk about the Living With Water Partnership. For us, it is important to emphasize that it is about much more than infrastructure and engineering.

“We go into the communities and talk to them about their ideas, and we see that people are really engaged and coming up with solutions that we haven’t even thought of. This partnership is therefore about co-creating and working together to build a city that is not only more resilient to flooding, but also a better and healthier place to live and work.

To learn more about the Living With Water partnership, listen to the podcast on the Carbon Copy website or search “Copy This” wherever you get your podcasts.

Read more: Hull and high water: How the city became a leader in flood management after the 2007 devastation


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