Digital sensor workshops to discuss plans for early warning of flooding

Pictured: Paul Maddison, flood manager of Wakefield Council, presents at the workshop Plans to develop a network of digital sensors to give early warning of surface water flooding which is a real issue for West Yorkshire was the topic of a workshop held at University of Leeds. People who have had their homes flooded, flood wardens … Read more

WYFLIP Annual General Meeting May 2023

On the 3rd of May West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WY FLIP) held its first in-person annual general meeting (AGM) and networking event. This event was to take stock of how far WYFLIP has come since starting the programme 18 months ago, and develop innovative plans for the future alongside our partner organisations. Members of … Read more

Over £300k earmarked for research to make West Yorkshire more resilient to flooding and climate change

Thousands of pounds of Government funding is being invested in West Yorkshire to develop new research projects to help make the region more resilient to flooding and the impacts of climate change. The West Yorkshire Flood Resilience Programme (WY FLIP) has received £310,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which will … Read more

Plans for a new digital solution to give early flood warnings  

Plans are underway to create a network of sensors across West Yorkshire to give people earlier warnings about the risk of surface water flooding. Board membersfromWest Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme have successfully bid for £97,000 from the Discovery Phase of round six of the Local Digital Fund to test whether using smart technology for such a … Read more

West Yorkshire communities at risk of flooding gain £187k to become more resilient

Press Release More homes at risk of flooding throughout West Yorkshire will become more resilient thanks to a successful Local Levy bid for £187,000. Partners from five local authorities and the Environment Agency joined forces as part of the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WY FLIP) to secure the funds for their project focused on … Read more

WY FLIP – Working together to get results

Tangible results are starting to be achieved by the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WY FLIP) just a year after it was first launched. Partners have joined together to bid for extra funds for their region to make it more resilient to flooding and climate change. An example to illustrate how their collaborative ways of … Read more

WYFLIP Board & Steering Group

WYFLIP Board The role of the WY FLIP Board is to maintain oversight of the programme throughout its lifecycle and to facilitate executive decision making at a strategic level to ensure that the activities of the programme align with the core themes and principles as outlined in the Roadmap.   The Programme Board will work with … Read more

FAQs – West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Program

Where has WYFLIPs funding come from? WY FLIP has been kick-started with 2 years of funding from the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to come up with an action plan and work with more partners to attract and lobby for significantly more funding for resilience projects in the region How does WYFLIP operate? The … Read more

Innovative action to increase resilience to flooding and climate change in West Yorkshire

A new animation has been created to promote the benefits of West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WY FLIP) since it began a year ago to increase resilience to flooding and climate change in the region. Ambassador for WY FLIP and Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council, Councillor Jane Scullion, launched the animation at Yorkshire Integrated Catchment … Read more