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Beach management seminar

In times of accelerated sea-level rise and increasing demands on beaches to provide defence against flood and coastal erosion risk, protect habitats and provide amenity, coastal practitioners need robust guidance on how to manage beaches for these diverse purposes, and this guidance needs to take account of the latest research and evidence. This event will provide an opportunity for an update on progress with a range of research and innovation activities.


CIRIA’s Beach management manual (Ed 2 2010) is widely used in coastal engineering and is one of a number of wider documents relevant to coastal engineering. As with any topic, practices and experience are constantly evolving, as is new evidence and guidance. At this event, members of CIRIA’s Water Advisory panel, which includes a range of CIRIA members and coastal stakeholders, will review recent guidance and current research to update the community.

Why attend?
Delegates at this event will:

  • Understand new tools and techniques in beach management
  • Hear about progress on a number of important research projects
  • Network with other coastal practitioners.

2:00    Introduction and welcome

2:05    Overview of beach management issues and research – including Future Coast
           Uwe Dornbusch, Environment Agency

2:20    Guide to sediment budget analysis
           Heidi Roberts, ABPMER

2:35    Sandscaping – The Bacton Sandscaping project: Research opportunities
            Jaap Flikweert Royal Haskoning DHV

2:50    Dynamics of coastal currents and resilient beaches 
           Diego Paltrinieri, Arenaria 

3:05    Q&A

3:25    Break

3:50    Beach – Cliff interaction and erosion effects
           Mike Walkden, WSP

4:05    Groynes
           Aurora Orsini, HR Wallingford

4:20    iCoast - morphology
           Jonathan Simm HR Wallingford

4:35    Developing beach management trigger levels (asset performance tools and guidance)
           Jaap Flikweert, Royal Haskoning DHV

4:50    Q&A
5:10    Close

Who should attend?
Beach manager, specialist and non-specialist coastal engineers and designers (including beach designers/modellers/structures/recharge), contractors, consulting engineers, local authorities, funding bodies, regulatory bodies, conservation bodies, students and academics


Friday 29 June 2018
14:00 - 17:00 (registration from 13:15)

Free to CIRIA members. 
Free to those attending the EMSAGG conference
£50+VAT for non-members 

National Oceanography Centre
European Way
SO14 3ZH


If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on 020 7549 3300  or email [email protected].

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Tel: 020 7549 3300
Fax: 020 7549 3349
Email: [email protected]
National Oceanography Centre European Way SOUTHAMPTON SO14 3ZH

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