David Wilkes

Response from Hull


David is an Associate Director with Arup working on river, coastal and integrated catchment management projects within Europe and across the globe. He was Project Director for developing the practice guide to accompany PPS25 – Development and Flood Risk.

Before joining Arup, David was a Flood Risk Manager with the Environment Agency, most recently for Yorkshire from 2000 to 2006 and from 1994 to 2000 as Manager of the Thames Barrier in London. Whilst manager of the Thames Barrier, David initiated the early planning on the options for protecting London in the face of climate change and rising tide levels.

During his time with the Environment Agency, David handled several operational and emergency events including the 2000 floods in Yorkshire. He was also a member of the team which developed the Environment Agency’s Humber Estuary Strategy.


David Wilkes

Listen to or download ARUP associate David Wilkes discussing the impact of the document on Hull.