The Severn Estuary Annual Forum


Thursday the 17th October 2013
Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate St, Gloucester, GL1 1NS

The Severn Estuary Forum is a key annual event in its eighth year and hosted by the Severn Estuary Partnership: an independent, estuary-wide initiative, involving all those interested in the management of the estuary, from planners to port authorities, fishermen to farmers.

This year’s succesful forum was opened by the Lord Mayor of Gloucester and supported by CIWEM. It focussed on a number of diverse topics, including the upper estuary; renewable energy possibilities; a review of the Severn Estuary Flood Risk Management Strategy; an overview of the operations and maintenance of the Severn River Crossings; Local Enterprise Partnerships; The Bristol Deep Sea Container Terminal; proposals for a Severnside Airport and Fisheries amongst others.

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, and always guarantee 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.


Full Severn Estuary Forum 2013 Programme

Chair and Speakers' Notes


Severn Estuary Forum 2013 PowerPoint Presentations

A Sustainable Severn Estuary - Brian Shipman, UNEP

Partnership Working, from a Grass Roots Perspective - Rose Hewlett

Fish in the Severn Estuary - Richard Seaby, Pisces Conservation

Severn Estuary Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation - Graham Quarrier, Environmental Agency

Renewable Energy in the Severn Estuary - Johnny Gowdy, Regen SW

Finding Consensus and Win-Win Solutions: The Bristol Deep Sea Container Terminal - Jerry Stanford, The Bristol Port Company

Severnside Airport - John Borkowski, MSP Solutions

SevernNet: Sustainability, Community and Enterprise - Kate Royston, SevernNet

Introduction to LIFE N2K and IPENS LIFE+ Programmes: delivering improvements for the Severn Estuary Natura 2000 site
Jennifer Kelly, Natural Resources Wales

Avonmouth/Severnside: Progressing the Outline Development Strategy for the Enterprise Area
Ian Steele, Avonmouth Severnside Economic Development Project

The Severn Estuary Partnership Dr. Rhoda Ballinger, Cardiff University



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 2012


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