ESTABLISHING THE REGION AS A FLOOD RESILIENCE LEADER

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DEVELOPING A FLOOD INNOVATION HUB IN THE HUMBER

The Humber is the second most flood-prone region in the UK.

It has experienced, and is at risk of, tidal flooding as well as flooding from rivers, sewers, surface water and groundwater. Home to over 200,000 properties, 500,000 people and approximately 14,000 businesses, the Humber is the UK’s largest port complex, with 40,000 shipping movements and more than 70 million tonnes of cargo per year.

With the easy access to resources that the estuary provides, its location has attracted businesses and communities for hundreds of years and is now recognised as one of the most important estuaries in Europe for nature conservation.

The Humber region is vital to the UK economy and is an environment that needs protecting.

With the potential for the region to become an exemplar across the world for its flood-management expertise, it’s benefitting from world-leading research and investment into flood resilience and flood-risk management.

As well as the wide expertise in global flood-risk management at the University of Hull, the Humber benefits from large-scale investments from the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water, the Humber LEP and local authorities.

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