Located on the River Ouse, which drains nearby sub-catchments in northern England, York has had a long record of flooding and, hence, provides an interesting example of flood changes through time. Because its main vulnerabilities relate to river flooding, York is a institutionally simple area to discuss, and thus an appropriate first case study for consideration. West Garforth is a neighbourhood of a few square kilometres in the east part of the city of Leeds, in the North of England. Parts of the area have been subject to surface water flooding since the 1980s, which residents perceived to be getting worse. By the mid-2000s, some properties were vulnerable to flooding as frequently as every two years; in this respect, can see the flooding problems as chronic. The chapter suggests that flood risk management is the area of water management in which ‘reconnecting people with water’ was most developed, compared to other areas of water management.