The Severn Estuary Annual Forum


Tuesday the 11th September 2012
Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ

The 2012 Severn Estuary Forum was held on Tuesday 11th September at the Armada House, Bristol. The Severn Estuary Forum is a key annual event hosted by the Severn Estuary Partnership, which is an independent, estuary-wide initiative, involving all those interested in the management of the estuary, from local authorities and planners to port authorities, fishermen and farmers.

This year’s Forum was a lively day of formal and informal presentations and talks focussing on exploring the unique features on the Severn, including: State of the Estuary Reporting, the physical, natural and cultural environments, and managing our common resource.

These engaging and exciting events are intended for all interested in learning about the latest research and policy developments dealing with the Severn Estuary and its future, through offering a lively and informative day of presentations and talks. They offer a unique opportunity to learn from others, share ideas and participate in the management of the Severn Estuary.

Highlights in this year’s Exploring Our Estuary programme were:

  • State of the Estuary Reporting
  • The Severn Estuary Features – Physical Environment and Resources
  • The Severn Estuary Features – Natural and Cultural Environment
  • Managing our Common Resource


Full Severn Estuary Forum 2012 Programme

Chair and Speakers' Notes

For photos of this event, follow this link: Severn Estuary Forum 2012 Flickr Group


Severn Estuary Forum 2012 PowerPoint Presentations

State of the Solent Report – Best Practice Identification Gemma Conway

The State of the Severn Report Dr. Rhoda Ballinger, Cardiff University

The Tidal Regime of the Severn Estuary Paul Evans, Cardiff University

The Severn Estuary – A physical process perspective Dr. Robert Kirby, Revensrodd Consultants Limited

Aggregate Dredging Dr Andrew Bellamy, Tarmac Marine Dredging Ltd

Severn Tidal Power Resource Bill Cooper, ABP mer

Bristol Channel Strategic Coastal Group – Shoreline and Flood Risk Management John Buttivant, Environment Agency

The Severn Estuary European Marine Site Dr. Joe Green, Natural England

The Work of the Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority in the Severn Tamsyn Noble, Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Marine Planning & Offshore Renewables (Awaiting Presentation) David Tudor, Crown Estate

Welsh Government – Marine Planning Update Al Storer, Welsh Government Marine Team

A Partnership Approach, experiences from the DeltaNet project Paul Parker, Severn Estuary Partnership / Coastal Partnership Network


For details on what happened at the previous year's forum, photos of the event and copies of the presentations - follow this link: Severn Estuary Forum 2011


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