Science Festival: our eroding coastline: 13th October

“The rate of coastal erosion is predicted to increase.”

Presentation looking at local issues in the context of wider coastal erosion risk and adaptation.

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There are so many events and talks to recommend this week:

Science Festival 2022 starts this week, 10 years on – Vision Group for Sidmouth

The SVA is joining with the Festival to put on a session looking at our eroding coastline, this Thursday 13th October:

Science Week: ‘Coastal Erosion: Risk and Adaptation’

Here are details more from the Festival website

Coastal erosion risk and adaptation – Martin Davies from the Environment Agency

It is estimated 30% of the English coastline is eroding, with nearly 50% of its length lined with coastal defence works including seawalls, groynes and managed beaches needing constant maintenance.

The rate of coastal erosion is predicted to increase and by the end of the 21st Century, ‘the number of properties at risk from coastal erosion is projected to increase by almost 15 times relative to the present day’ (Committee on Climate Change ‘Managing the coast in a changing climate’ 2018). The coastal communities of Devon and Cornwall are at the forefront of this coastal risk and change. Although these communities are often small, the solutions to manage coastal erosion risk and impacts are often significant and complex. Where traditional solutions are difficult to justify, adaptation also needs to be considered as part of long term sustainable management.

This presentation looks at local issues in the context of wider coastal erosion risk and adaptation.

Coastal erosion risk and adaptation – Martin Davies from the Environment Agency | Sidmouth Science Festival

The VGS website has pages devoted to coastal erosion:

November 2013: private album: Mary Walden-Till

Erosion at Sidmouth in pictures – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Beach Management Plan: new report on rates of erosion – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Beach Management Plan: tenfold increase in erosion predicted – Vision Group for Sidmouth

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