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Coastal erosion and protection, Ipswich

  • Lecture
  • Ipswich
  • 04 March 2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Coastal erosion and protection, Ipswich

About this event

Kellie Fisher worked as a geotechnical engineer in the UK and Australia before taking on a coastal management role with the Environment Agency in 2013. She is now a flood and coastal risk management senior advisor in the East Anglia Coastal Team. Her role involves the delivery of integrated coastal zone management for Coastal Partnership East and the Environment Agency, in Norfolk and Suffolk. Kellie is Senior User for the Broadland Futures Initiative. This strategic project explores how to manage flood risk in the inter-related areas of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, the coast between Eccles and Winterton (which protects the Northern Broads) and the entrance to the Broads system through Great Yarmouth, over the next 100 years.

Kellie will explore coastal management in East Anglia and examine the strategic challenges facing delivery of coastal adaptation. It is unlikely to be economically viable, socially desirable or environmentally sustainable to defend many areas in the long term. Shoreline Management Plans have identified stretches of the coast where the preferred option is for no active intervention or managed realignment. Therefore, alternative management options, including potential adaptation measures, need to be considered. It may be more economically viable and sustainable in the long term to consider these adaptation options now, as anticipatory measures. Kellie will explore several case studies from around Norfolk and Suffolk.

Limited refreshments will be available from 6pm and the talk will start at 6.30pm.

Speakers

Kellie Fisher

kellie fisher

Kellie Fisher is a flood and coastal risk management advisor with the Environment Agency’s East Anglia Coastal Team. Her role involves the delivery of integrated coastal zone management in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Kellie also works on the Broadland Futures Initiative which explores flood risk management in the inter-related areas of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, the Eccles to Winterton coast, and the entrance to the Broads system through Great Yarmouth.

For more information about Coastal Partnership East go to: https://www.coasteast.org.uk/

Event venue

Jackson Civil Engineering
30 White House Rd
Ipswich
Ipswich IP1 5LT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Glen Owen

e: [email protected]

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