Living with rivers

This section highlights examples of people living with rivers in the past both in York and beyond. Ranging from stories from community groups who have their own stories to tell, to innovative approaches to living with water, to tales of things that have gone wrong – all of these examples can offer new insights and knowledge to how we might better live with our rivers.

Tell us your story!

If you are from York, or in fact anywhere in the world, and would like to talk about your own experiences or stories of local rivers and waterways, or maybe even you would like to point out a story that you find particularly interesting about people living with water then please don’t hesitate to get in touch ( and it would be great to have you on this website!