Severn Estuary Forum 2017


Over 120 people attended the Partnership’s 12th annual Severn Estuary Forum this year for a day of discussion and debate on all things Severn Estuary. The event was intended for all those who are interested in learning about the latest research and policy developments involving the Severn Estuary and its future. Feedback from the event has been fantastic and we will be publishing a conference report here soon.

The programme for this year’s Forum covered three themes: Planning, Governance & Flood Risk, Energy & Climate Change and Protected Sites & Species. Opening remarks and a welcome to Bridgwater was provided by the High Sheriff of Somerset, Mr Richard Hickmet Esq.

To view the presentations, please use the links below.

Energy & Climate Change

Chaired by Councillor Anne Fraser MBE, Sedgemoor District Council

Planning, Governance & Flood Risk

Chaired by Clare Taylor, RTPI Cymru Policy & Research Forum

Protected Sites & Species

Chaired by Rob Shore, WWT & Severn Vision

The Year Ahead 

This year we were delighted to be sponsored by The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA), Cardiff University, Wessex Water and Bridgwater & Taunton College.

The event was also supported and promoted by CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management), RTPI Cyrmu and South West (The Royal Town Planning Institute) and ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers).

The Partnership would like to thank this year’s speakers, session chairs, sponsors and supporters as well as delegates that attended. We hope you found the event interesting and engaging and we look forward to welcoming you to next year’s Forum!

The Severn Estuary Partnership Team

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