Plans on how to reduce flood risk using sustainable drainage across Hull as the East Riding are to be developed by Stantec.
Stantec have been appointed by the Living with Water partnership to create a blue-green master plan to develop new ways in managing water and supporting regeneration across the region.
Nevil Muncaster, Living with Water board member and chief strategy and regulations officer at Yorkshire Water, said: “The blue-green plan developed by Stantec will result in an innovative way of looking at sustainable drainage and provide key solutions for Hull and the East Riding in the future. We’re looking forward to seeing Stantec’s plans come to fruition and deliver vital water management solutions for Hull and the East Riding.
“The focus on climate change mitigation and social value is an important element of this project and we’re looking forward to delivering benefits, through Living with Water, for communities that have been impacted by flooding in the recent past.”
A key element of the project is to work with residents to understand the views and aspirations of people living in Hull and the East Riding. Economic growth and social prosperity will also be an important objective of the plan.
Scott Jackson, regional director for water at Stantec, said: “This is a really exciting project for us with design with community in mind at its core. Our proposal allows us to demonstrate the true strength of the combined capabilities of our Water and Infrastructure and Buildings businesses in the UK together with specialist expertise from our North America business that brought the concepts and designs to life.
“This initiative represents progressive thinking by the city of Hull, and it represents the future of infrastructure, which must deliver quality of life and social benefit alongside other essential city services.”
The Living with Water partnership, includes Yorkshire Water, Environment Agency, Hull City Council, and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.