Success for Humber Cluster Plan in £1.7m decarbonisation funding bid

Success for Humber Cluster Plan in £1.7m decarbonisation funding bid

An ambitious decarbonisation plan for the region has received Government backing. A total of £1.7m government funding has been secured for the Humber Cluster Plan - a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in the region, which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so. This joint bid by the Humber Local...

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Risky Cities: university lands £330k for major flooding project

Risky Cities: university lands £330k for major flooding project

Titled Risky Cities: Living with Water in an Uncertain Future Climate, the main aim of the initiative is to encourage residents to take action to better protect their homes from flooding. The terrible consequences of flooding have been well-documented in Hull in recent times. In 2007, more than 9,000 homes and businesses were affected by floods that devastated the city. More recently in 2013, a...

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Businesses invited to join Flood Innovation Centre workshops

Businesses invited to join Flood Innovation Centre workshops

The fully funded, four-week programme led by the University of Hull-based centre will allow businesses to learn more about sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). They will have the chance to learn more about how they can deliver SuDS solutions, improving development proposals and making a vital contribution to managing local flood risk and water quality. The specialist courses are fully funded (so...

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Risky Cities: university lands £330k for major flooding project

Collaborative research leads to new study into 2007 floods

A major new study, commissioned by the Living with Water Partnership and led by the University of Hull, found that more than a third of households surveyed had yet to take measures to better protect themselves from future flood events. More than 450 households in three Hull areas affected by the 2007 floods were asked about their experiences and responses to the event, which affected 9,000 homes...

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How Covid-19 has changed our perceptions of plastic

How Covid-19 has changed our perceptions of plastic

In recent months, the public have turned to protective equipment such as face masks, gloves and gowns – commonly made of plastic – as a way of keeping themselves and their loved ones safe. Environmental experts are now warning that Covid-19 could pose an entirely different threat altogether, setting back the war on single-use plastics. Professor Dan Parsons (left), director at the Energy &...

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