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Wales National Flooding Conference – Session 2, Adapting, online

  • Conference
  • Online
  • 20 October 2021
  • 09:00 - 10:45
Wales National Flooding Conference – Session 2, Adapting, online

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19th Wales National Flooding Conference - Management and Resilience

Organised by ICE Wales Cymru in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management.

Supported by Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales and Cardiff University.

Sponsored by Atkins SNC-Lavalin, Waterco, Arup, JBA Consulting and Binnies.

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Session 2 – Adapting to climate change

Session Chair: Gwyn Nelson, Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre

  • Sam Wingfield of JBA Consulting with Wayne Hope of Denbighshire County Council will give a presentation on East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme.
  • A presentation from Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council on resource and capacity building.
  • Melissa Mahavar-Snow of NRW will give a presentation on Crindau Flood Alleviation Scheme.
  • Sinéad Lynch of Arup with Paul Jones from the Environment Agency will give a presentation on the Severn Valley Water Management Scheme.

Q & A and panel discussion.


Gwyn Nelson

Gwyn Nelson

Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre

Gwyn obtained a degree in Marine Geography from Cardiff University in 2003. Then went on to work in coastal and nearshore commercial surveying for 14 years which includes 5 years' survey experience before developing into a project manager and providing business support over the following eight years. Gwyn joined the Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre in March 2019 as Programme Manager and is responsible for managing and developing a strategic approach to coastal monitoring in Wales.

Sam Wingfield

Sam Wingfield

Principal Analyst, JBA Consuting Ltd

Sam has been in FCERM since 2004 working on projects ranging from strategic and catchment studies through to the detailed design schemes. Sam has more recently found himself at home managing a series of large multi-disciplinary coastal defence projects in Wales. Linked to his project management experience, Sam has been developing and adapting benefits realisation management and investment planning approaches into flood and coastal projects such as the TE2100 Plan and Hurst Spit to Lymington Coastal Strategy. Keen to stay involved in emerging R&D on government FCERM policy (eg. an evaluation of Partnership Funding), Sam is currently involved in a project helping to define and measure flood resilience.

Wayne Hope

Wayne Hope

Flood Risk Manager, Denbighshire County Council

Wayne entered the civil engineering profession in 1983 and has gained a wealth of experience, working for local authorities, consultants and contractors on a variety of significant infrastructure projects. He joined Denbighshire County Council in 2001 and as Flood Risk Manager, he has developed a programme of fluvial and coastal schemes for his council to undertake, making the most of the availability of government and European grant funding. Wayne is the Chair of the Liverpool Bay Coastal Group.

Melissa Mahavar-Snow

Melissa Mahavar-Snow

Natural Resources Wales (NRW)

Melissa is a Project Executive for Natural Resources Wales (NRW). Over the past 13 years she has successful delivered a number of projects and programmes which have benefitted thousands of people, wildlife and the environment of Wales.  Melissa is passionate about the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
Melissa is a Chartered Water & Environmental Manager and Chartered Environmentalist. Melissa is a CIWEM Welsh Branch committee member.

Sinéad Lynch

Sinéad Lynch

Senior Civil Engineer, Arup

Sinéad Lynch is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Project Manager at Arup managing the delivery of flood risk management and resilience schemes across the South West & Midlands. Most recently, Sinéad has been working with the Environment Agency to explore opportunities that not only provide flood resilience and mitigation to communities along the River Severn, but also unlock wider economic, environmental, and social benefits.

Paul Jones CEng FICE

Paul Jones

Environment Agency

Paul Jones is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers working for the Environment Agency on the delivery of Flood Mitigation Schemes across the West Midlands.  Paul has led and directed multi-disciplined and multi-cultural teams working on major strategic water and utilities infrastructure, industrial and land development projects in the UK, Kuwait and Qatar.

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