9:00am - 4:30pm


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8BD United Kingdom


From £105

Event description

The CIWEM Central Southern Branch is pleased to be hosting their annual seminar in Reading entitled ‘Coasts in a changing climate’.

This topic is particularly relevant following the declaration of a climate emergency by CIWEM in 2019. Climate change is in the air and our coasts are vulnerable. This seminar will bring together industry and academic professionals, to discuss the future of our coasts from a variety of perspectives.

Topics include:

  • Shoreline sensitivity to accelerated sea-level rise
  • Surgewatch: a database of coastal flooding in the UK
  • Enhancing resilience to future coastal flooding from severe storms in the USA – What lessons can be learnt from low income countries?

Speakers include:

Mike Walkden | Water Specialisms, WSP

Phillip Rowell | Adams Hendry Planning

Darren Lumbroso | HR Wallingford

Dr Ivan Haigh | Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton

This event is open to all including industry professionals, researchers and home and business owners – anyone with an interest in climate change and it’s impacts on our coastline

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Booking information

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking on, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

Please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance. If you have any queries, please contact Anya Fisher at anya.fisher@wsp.com.

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Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most sustainable means of transport possible.

The Crowne Plaza Reading is within 15 minutes walking distance of Reading railway station. Also, the no. 22, 24, 800, X38, X39 and X40 buses provide a regular service from the station to the hotel.

If you do come by car, please do consider sharing your journey with others.

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