Day 2: Adaptation & Resilience Day

How to Adapt to Rising Flood Risk


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Climate change is increasing the frequency and the intensity of flood events, and Hull and the Humber is second only to London in terms of flood risk.

This event brings together the University of Hull’s Flood Innovation Centre and Living with Water partners, the Environment Agency, Hull City Council and Yorkshire Water, who are all working to improve the flood resilience of our region. Find out how businesses are being supported to adapt and take advantage of future opportunities.

The event will run as a panel discussion, with each speaker making a short introduction before opening the discussion up to the audience.

We are delighted to welcome David Wilkes of Arup as chair for the event.

Joining us on the panel are:

  • Martin Budd, Climate Change Manager at Hull City Council – setting the scene re climate change and the need for adaptation and resilience
  • Helen Todd, Humber Strategic Manager, Environment Agency – an introduction to the Humber 2100+ Strategy
  • Alex Codd, Assistant Director of Economic Development & Regeneration, Hull City Council and partner in Living with Water – an overview of flood resilience activity in the city of Hull, including opportunities for business in the Green Blue Vision and AMP7 scheme
  • Jessica Green, Flood Risk and Engagement Engineer at Yorkshire Water – introducing the Doncaster, Immingham, Grimsby (DIG) innovation project around Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
  • Pip Betts, Project Manager at the Flood Innovation Centre – University of Hull funded support for businesses to become better protected against flooding or to develop new products and services in flood resilience.

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