Coastal zone management is a constantly evolving challenge. Civil engineers and coastal professionals are under increasing pressure to manage the competing interests of environmental protection, population growth and the impacts of climate change. It’s essential to keep abreast of the latest research and techniques available to achieve this.
As part of the ICE Knowledge Water Programme 2019, over 200 coastal management professionals will join forces in La Rochelle to focus on new approaches to coastal engineering that integrate planning and ‘place-shaping.’ This year, there’s a huge focus on encouraging bold adaptation to coastal change whilst also balancing environmental and community concerns.
Join the world’s leading coastal management experts sharing breakthrough projects and best practice. Key learning outcomes for delegates include:
Engineering multiple benefits
Learn through practical case studies how engineering responses to coastal change can lead to environmental improvements, sense of place and community, and economic growth
Moving infrastructure from ‘grey’ to ‘green’
Explore how transport, energy and other infrastructure providers can best integrate with the broader coastal management picture – including the need to adapt to coastal change and improve the coastal environment
Planning for uncertainty with confidence
Understand how decision-making, planning, funding and community engagement can help make a more sustainable, resilient infrastructure a commonplace, and the skills needed to do so
Apply best practice and latest solutions to your future projects
Return to work with new contacts and fresh ideas, enthused about taking forward your coastal management goals and understand how you can apply what you’ve learned on future projects
The half day technical site visit to La Faute Sur Mer will include locations that were hardest hit by Storm Cynthia as well as places where a variety of different schemes have been constructed in response.
Delegates will also benefit from a two-day programme, peer-reviewed by the Steering Committee:
- Dr Heidi Burgess, Civil Engineer, University of Brighton
- Greg Guthrie, Coastal Engineer, Royal Haskoning DHV
- Bryan Curtis, Independent Consultant
- Jim Hutchinson, Business Development Director, Balfour Beatty
- Kevin Burgess, Coastal Technology Lead, Jacobs
- Nick Hardiman, Coastal Advisor, Environment Agency
- Jean-Francois Dulong, Flood and Water Officer, Welsh Local Government Association