The aim of the new department is to coordinate, collaborate and innovate watershed improvements to help Yorkshire Water and others meet their environmental commitments to customers and regulators.
The 34-strong team will work closely with community groups to understand what is important to them and collaboratively develop a way to improve river health.
Kevin Reardon, head of river health at Yorkshire Water, said: “We are committed as a company to playing our part in continuing to improve river and coastal water quality in the region. “The health of our rivers is an important national issue and one that we all must do a lot to make investments in areas that will improve water quality.
“We know that the quality of river and coastal water is our customers’ top priority and this new department demonstrates our commitment to doing the right thing and working hard alongside other stakeholders as we embark on our largest environmental investment program since privatisation. “
Applications for the new roles within the department are now open and can be found on the Yorkshire Water careers website.
Available roles include: Environmental Investigations Manager, River Health Improvement Manager, and River Health Partnerships and Community Engagement Advisor.
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23753975.yorkshire-water-creates-dedicated-river-health-team/?ref=rss Yorkshire Water is putting together a dedicated River Health team