What is the Shoreline Project?

Shoreline is a project being delivered in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Hull City Council, East Riding Council and the Environment Agency. The project aims to raise awareness of the impact of rising sea levels and how it will affect everyone living in the Humber area.

Hull, and the surrounding area, is at risk of a number of types of flooding. Knowledge regarding these risks, as well as flood management, is worryingly limited, except for those who sadly experienced the terrible floods in 2007.

We want to change that and get people thinking and talking. Through better conversation and understanding we believe the region can lead the way with flood management ideas and solutions.

Why is it so important?

As a generation, we’re at a crossroads. We can either choose to ignore the problem, or use it to stimulate innovation. The Shoreline project wants to encourage as many people as possible to explore alternative ways of living; by flood-proofing their existence.

We’re going to do this by shining a light on the real risk we’re facing in the Humber area, and will be asking people how they think they might be affected, both at home and at work, if flooding becomes a more regular occurrence.

How can you get involved?

If you would like to take part in this city-wide project, you can do so by completing the survey below. The more input we get, the more impactful the outcomes will be.

We’ll be running a series of focus groups in some of the most at-risk areas of the city across March and April. If you would like to be involved, contact