West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WYFLIP) AGM Slides 2024

Thank you to all the delegates who participated in the second WYFLIP AGM. The day featured a series of presentations giving updates on current WY FLIP projects, showcasing other innovative flood projects including the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) and two engaging workshops held in the afternoon. Stay in the loop with the … Read more

A network of digital sensors would be an ‘absolute dream’ for emergency planners during a flood incident – Mick Devine and Amy Boyd at Wakefield Council explain why.

Pictured: Flooding incident at Barnsdale Road Around 6,600 homes in the Wakefield district are permanently at risk of flooding from sudden storms. It’s actually surface water flooding that poses a bigger threat to the area than rising river levels as parts of the district’s drainage system could easily be overwhelmed by heavy rain. This is … Read more

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