Our Estuary: Challenges and Opportunities
Tuesday 16th September 2014
Julian Hodge Building, Cardiff University, Cardiff
The Severn Estuary Partnership is pleased to announce that this year’s extremely successful event was the biggest one so far. It was opened by Councillor Bob Derbyshire of Cardiff Council and supported by CIWEM. It focussed on four diverse session topics, including Climate Change, Estuary Planning, Energy Generation, and Local Issues, with a total of 14 speakers and five chairs. Over 150 delegates attended the forum and 16 different companies presented displays, and it was kindly sponsored by Associated British Ports (ABP), British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA), Cardiff University and MarineSpace.
The Severn Estuary Forum is a key annual event in its ninth year hosted by the Severn Estuary Partnership: an independent, estuary-wide initiative, involving all those interested in the management of the estuary, from planners to port authorities, fishermen to farmers.
These engaging events are intended for all interested in learning about the latest research and policy developments involving the Severn Estuary and its future. They guarantee a lively and informative day of presentations and talks. For further information on the forum, a conference report has been published:
Severn Estuary Forum 2014 PowerPoint Presentations
- Winter Storms – Impacts to the welsh coast (Natural Resources Wales)
- Climate change impacts on industry and ports (ABP)
- Perceptions of sea level change on the Severn Estuary ( Cardiff University)
- Coastal Monitoring Programme (Plymouth Coastal Observatory)
- Developing the Welsh National Marine Plan (Welsh Government)
- English Marine Plans (MMO)
- The Future of Coastal Partnerships (Plymouth University)
- Tidal Lagoons (Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay)
- Hinkley Power Station update and impacts on the Severn Estuary (EDF Energy)
- Waste water treatment works – waste to energy (Welsh Water)
- Steart Marshes (WWT)
- Cardiff Bay – environmental management (Cardiff Harbour Authority)
- Severn Estuary Partnership review and update (SEP)
These engaging and exciting events welcome everyone to the Forum, whether you represent an organisation, live in the area, or simply enjoy visiting. The event was supported by CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) and was be a Continuing Professional Development event for members.
There was also an opportunity at the Forum for delegates to view displays from a number of organisations with an interest in the Severn Estuary.
Please keep up to date with ongoing news and developments, including details of the next forum, by continuing to visit this page.
For details on what happened at the previous year’s forum, photos of the event and copies of the presentations – follow this link: Severn Estuary Forum 2013