Severn Estuary Forum 2017

Early Bird Tickets On Sale NOW!*



Early Bird SEP Member Tickets – £35
Early Bird Non-SEP Member Tickets – £45
Early Bird Student Tickets – £20

*Early bird ticket sales end 5th September 2017

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This engaging event is intended for all those who are interested in learning about the latest research and policy developments involving the Severn Estuary and its future, and guarantees a lively and informative day of presentations and talks.

This year we are delighted to be sponsored by The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA), Cardiff University, Wessex Water and Bridgwater & Taunton College.

The event is also supported and promoted by CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management), RTPI Cyrmu and South West (The Royal Town Planning Institute) and ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers).

The line-up for this year’s forum will include a range of interesting and informative presentations, based around the following themes:

Planning, Governance & Flood Risk

  • Session Chair: Clare Taylor, RTPI Cymru Policy and Research Forum
  • Neal Gray, Marine Managment Organisation – Cross-border Marine Planning in the Severn Estuary
  • Andy Hohl, Environment Agency – Flooding & the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier
  • David Martin & Lucy George, Wessex Water – Bathing Water Quality Improvements & Investments
  • Lucy Taylor, Severn Estuary Partnership – 2017 Severn Estuary Strategy & Partnership Review
  • Charlotte Billingham, SIMcelt – Lessons Learned from the Solway: Cross-border Marine Planning

Energy & Climate Change

  • Session Chair: Councillor Anne Fraser M.B.E, Sedgemoor District Council
  • Ross Edwards, EDF Energy – Hinkley Point C – Impacts & Challenges of Working Alongside the Severn Estuary
  • Johnny Gowdy, RegenSW – Renewable Energy Potential & Generation for a Sustainable Severn
  • Dr Judith Wolf, National Oceanograpy Centre –  Extreme Weather, Sea Level Change, Tides & Waves in the Bristol Channel

Protected Sites & Species

  • Session Chair: Rob Shore, Severn Vision & WWT
  • Alys Laver, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) – Steart Marshes “3 Years On” – Climate Change, Flood Risk & Community Action
  • Alison Boyes, RSPB – Living Levels Project
  • Bob Croft & Richard Brunning, South West Heritage Trust – Archaeology and Heritage of the Severn Estuary
  • Steve Mewes, Somerset Wildlife Trust

We look forward to welcoming you to Bridgwater!

The Severn Estuary Partnership Team

2017 Severn Estuary Forum Sponsorship Opportunities

There are opportunities for sponsorship of the 2017 Severn Estuary Forum with a selection of packages available at various prices – please contact us if you are interested!

Some of the benefits of the sponsorship packages include:

  • logos in all advertising material;
  • company logo, link and key message on the SEP website and monthly E-news (700+ estuary users and organisations) during the promotion period;
  • a display space at the venue;
  • free delegate places at the forum;
  • advertising space in the Autumn 2017 edition of the Severn Tidings newsletter.

Display spaces for organisations and groups are also available.

If you would like to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at or 02920 874713.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bridgwater!

The Severn Estuary Partnership Team

Stay posted for updates on the programme – we will publish updates here, in our SEP E-news and on Twitter.

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