Time

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue

VIRTUAL | WEBINAR | United Kingdom

Cost

Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM South Eastern branch

Event description

An afternoon webinar by Dr Richard Charman showcasing the Environment Agency’s Estuary Edges project.

Increasing the margins of mudflat, reedbed and saltmarsh along the edges of hardened, urbanised estuaries has a positive ecological impact on plants, invertebrates, fish and birds. In the case study estuary, the Tidal Thames, South East UK, there has been a loss of 10,000 hectares of saltmarsh since 1860 (Environment Agency, 2016). A greener estuary also has positive impacts on mental health.

Dr Richard Charman from the Environment Agency will explain why this softening is so vital and the variety of methods employed in the Tidal Thames, which range from small managed realignments, constructed terraces and timbers bolted onto walls. He will talk through the results of the recent sampling data and explain how this information has been combined together to form a new ‘how to guide’ web site aimed at developers and launched in summer 2019.

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About the speaker

Dr Richard Charman

Dr Richard Charman is a geomorphologist in the Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology team at the Environment Agency. He improves the morphological states of our rivers, coasts and estuaries through the EA’s regulatory work and with partners. Prior to this he worked in Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management also at the Environment Agency which followed the completion of his PhD in estuarine geomorphology.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries, please contact Stuart Rapson at Stuart.Rapson@environment-agency.gov.uk.

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