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Be inspired by Lagoon Hull vision at ground-breaking Waterline Summit

11 November 2019

Be inspired by Lagoon Hull vision at ground-breaking Waterline Summit

Visitors to a flagship event positioning the Humber as a leader in the critical fight against climate change will be able to delve into the detail of a project promising to transform the region.

The Waterline Summit will take place at Hull’s Bonus Arena on November 28, with more than 30 exhibitors showcasing their ideas and ambitions to transition to a zero-carbon economy.

One of the key attractions will be Lagoon Hull, a project big and bold enough to change the region’s future, protecting the city against climate change and flood risk and also transforming city living with a new placemaking waterfront.

At The Waterline Summit, the Lagoon Hull team will demonstrate how the project could help manage tidal flows on the Humber estuary, using an interactive model to simulate fluvial flooding, which is caused when rainfall results in a river exceeding its capacity.

The demonstration will be supported by UKSTEM, which works with schools, businesses and other organisations to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning to life.

Lagoon Hull will also reduce congestion by building a new road on the estuary to expand the city’s traffic capacity, support a low carbon future with a new outer harbour and new port facilities, and create high value jobs.

Paul Hatley, Project Director of Lagoon Hull, said: “We launched the Lagoon Hull project to the public in October after many years of research behind the scenes.

“We have already received fantastic support for the idea and The Waterline Summit gives us another opportunity to show people how the lagoon could truly make a difference to our area.

“We’re looking forward to meeting visitors to the summit and giving them the chance to learn more about Lagoon Hull.”



  • The Waterline Summit is part of The Waterline campaign, launched by Marketing Humber and the University of Hull. To find out how you can support the campaign and sign The Waterline pledge go to

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