2:00pm - 5:00pm


Grayling Room, Rivers House (Environment Agency), East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4YS United Kingdom


Free to attend

Event description

As part of the CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group’s 70th year celebrations, we invite you to a site visit with South West branch, Environment Agency and Team Van Oord to the recently completed Stolford coastal protection scheme.

Overlooking the Bristol Channel, Stolford has a history of coastal erosion and is prone to flooding. Rising sea levels and more extreme weather conditions have made the ridge and embankment increasingly vulnerable to erosion and increased the risk of a breach. The most affordable solution to improve the resilience of the coastal defences was an innovative Dutch system known as Hillblock, a block revetment that uses a series of specially-shaped concrete blocks.

This is a chance to learn about innovative and partnership working solutions to coastal protection, working with natural processes, reduced carbon footprint, minimising landscape impacts and maintaining public access.

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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.

Strong flat footwear is advised, and waterproofs if needed.

We will be sharing cars to get from the Environment Agency offices to the site. Please indicate when booking if you would be happy to drive. Please note that those who volunteer to drive others must have suitable insurance cover.

Please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org with booking queries.

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Joanne Barlow at joanne.barlow@mottmac.com or Richard Breakspear at richard.breakspear@woodplc.com.

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