Enhancing the capacity for climate change adaptation in the Severn Estuary
Innovative Management for Europe’s Changing Coastal Resource
One of the most significant threats to the estuary over the next hundred years comes from climate change. With significant urban development and critical infrastructure associated with the low-lying coasts of the Severn Estuary, a key consideration is protecting these assets from flooding and erosion. Storms and storm surges have already occurred throughout history on the Bristol Channel, and have been the cause of substantial damage and flooding from the sea both in the past and more recently.
What are we trying to do on the Severn?
- Improving the science base for planning
- Increasing awareness of climate change adaptation options for planning
- Increasing young people’s awareness of climate change and possible adaptation options
- Creating IMCORE guidelines for adaptation for the Severn Estuary
Who are we?
On the Severn Estuary Cardiff University has been working collaboratively with the Severn Estuary Partnership as partners of the INTERREG IVB IMCORE project.
The Severn Estuary and the IMCORE Project
The Severn Estuary is one of several coastal sites across North West Europe which has been exploring ways of tackling climate change adaptation through the IMCORE project. For lessons and guidelines from the IMCORE project see: www.coastaladaptation.eu