5:45pm - 7:00pm


Atkins Offices, Western House (Block C), Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 6FZ United Kingdom


Free to attend

Event Description

Dawlish Warren sand spit is located at the mouth of the Exe Estuary in Devon. It acts as a storm barrier, protecting up to 3,000 properties and regional infrastructure. It is also designated as a Special Area of Conservation, and Special Protection Area for bird assemblages, inter tidal and sand dune habitats.

The scheme was required to deliver flood risk management, in a sensitive environment while also reversing the damage man-made engineered solutions had inflicted on the dunes to prevent the SAC from failing its conservation objectives.

It had to do this within a challenging time frame and deliver Environment Agency FCERM savings. This was while ensuring the popular tourist beach remained open during peak times, as well as taking account of uncertainty over long term morphological changes to the sand spit.

This presentation will set out the policy and legislative context (SMPs, FRMS, EIA, HRA, marine licensing) for an innovative, award winning scheme that shows it is possible to work with natural processes, secure flood risk management, and deliver innovative design, working with multiple stakeholders.

Please note the speaker will appear via video link, from Wales.

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Speaker Information

Kath Wellard was the EIA, marine licensing and stakeholder engagement manager for the project. She has over 20 years' experience in marine, fisheries and coastal environmental management and assessment, working on planning, policy and development projects from marinas and coastal defences to renewable energy and marine planning.

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@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

If you require further information about the lecture, please contact Charlotte Nunns at charlotte.nunns@atkinsglobal.com

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