Coastal Management, London

23 February, 2015 | 12:00 - 12:30

Coastal Management, London

About this event

After a record number of submissions for the 2015 Coastal Management conference, ICE offers a free webinar on the topic.

Two industry experts, Alison Baptiste of the Environment Agency and Greg Guthrie of Royal HaskoningDHV, will summarise the best papers, covering current challenges and highlighting various international projects in coastal management.

The presentation will be streamed live with the opportunity to pose questions.


  • Alison Baptiste
    Deputy Director Strategy Development, Environment Agency

    Alison is currently developing the future strategy for Flood & Coastal Risk Management in England, working closely with UK Government and national partners. She recently led the National Recovery & Learning team during the winter 2013-14 floods and prior to that worked closely with local partners in the south east of England shaping how and where we invest £150million each year.

    Before joining the Environment Agency she worked in water management for both private and charity sectors in UK & overseas. Alison is a Chartered Civil Engineer and lives with her family and golden retriever on the top of the North Downs.
  • Greg Guthrie
    Associate Director , Royal HaskoningDHV

    In over 35 years of working in coastal engineering and coastal management I have seen many changes in the way in which we have adapted our thinking and our approaches. I am proud to have been involved with many of these aspects of change. I was involved the initial Shoreline Management Plans (SMP1) and since then in developing SMP2, taking a broader based approach, opening the opportunities and providing the underlying evidence for developing coastal management within the UK, adapting this approach to the needs of international situations.

    This has drawn upon my extensive experience from strategic and policy level studies to providing advice to clients on a local ad-hoc basis in relation to coastal issues and coastal communities' involvement. In all this, I have worked towards an integrated approach. I have contributed to research and application of data and knowledge management, coastal monitoring, geomorphology and coastal adaption.

    I work with the ICE Maritime Panel and actively encourage thought about change to more sustainable solutions at the national level, through projects and in training graduates within the profession. I am passionate about the role of engineers in bringing about real change through realistic and pragmatic approaches at the coast.