Hong Kong delegates with members of Hull City Council and partners.

Hong Kong drainage delegates visit Hull’s flood defences

Delegates from the drainage section of Hong Kong’s government visited the Guildhall in Hull last week to learn about the city’s resilient flood alleviation schemes.

The visitors from Asia visited Hull’s tidal surge barrier and Humber Hull Frontage, as well as sharing ideas with Hull City Council’s partners Living With Water.

This was followed by another site visit to the Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Hong Kong has a similar high level flood risk to Hull, with many of its settlements on low lying land susceptible to flood risk.

Climate change means its traditional infrastructure is becoming inadequate and a new, integrated resilient approach is needed.

Rachel Glossop, the council’s flood risk planning manager, said: “We were delighted to be able to welcome members of Hong Kong’s government to Hull and share our flood defence strategies that we can rightly be proud of.

“It is always nice to be able to share ideas and schemes with others and we will all have learned something from the visit.”

You can read more about the success of Hull’s flood defences here.

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Councillor Mike Ross, leader of Hull City Council, inset on a picture of the Guildhall