About

Looking back at almost 70 years since the 1953 tidal surge and in the face of a changing climate, this year’s conference considers the changes to our Norfolk and Suffolk coast and estuaries, our communities, environment and wildlife and will examine what the future holds.
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Day
20
Speakers
7
Sponsors
16
Sessions

Norfolk and Suffolk Coast and Estuary Conference

Speakers

Cllr David Ritchie SCF
Cllr David Ritchie SCF
Councillor for the Bungay and Wainford Ward and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Coastal Management East Suffolk Council
Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett NCF
Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett NCF
Cabinet Member, Chair LGA Coastal; SIG Adaptation Working Group and CLIFF Steering Group. Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme
Richard Powell OBE
Richard Powell OBE
Chair, Vice Chair, Environmental and Charity Advisor Wild Anglia, Flood and Coastal Communities Committee
Tony Juniper CBE
Tony Juniper CBE
Chair of Natural England Natural England
Kevin Burgess BEng, CEng, MICE
Kevin Burgess BEng, CEng, MICE
Head of Team of Over 40 Coastal Scientists & Engineers Jacobs
Beatriz Serato, MSc, C.WEM, CSci, MCIWEM
Beatriz Serato, MSc, C.WEM, CSci, MCIWEM
Coastal Scientist Jacobs
Karen Thomas
Karen Thomas
Head of Coastal Partnership East Coastal Partnership East
Rachel Hill MBE
Rachel Hill MBE
National Flood and Coastal Risk Manager Environment Agency
Peter Aldous
Peter Aldous
Member of Parliament Waveney constituency in North Suffolk
Michael Coplestone
Michael Coplestone
Interim England Director for RSPB and the Head of Land for England RSPB, Land for England
Will Manning
Will Manning
Advisor Environment Agency’s (EA) national Estuarine and Coastal Planning (ECP)
Balfour Beatty
Balfour Beatty
Keith Moore
Keith Moore
Sustainable Places Account Manager Environment Agency
Gavin Holder
Gavin Holder
Coastal Policy Environment Team Lead Coastal Partners
Matt Jackson
Matt Jackson
Senior Coastal Landscape Architect and Placemaking Professional Coastal Partners
Jon Kiteley
Jon Kiteley
Central Area Lead Balfour Beatty, UK Construction Services Business
Dr Sophie Day
Dr Sophie Day
Senior Research Associate University of East Anglia
Emily Cunningham
Emily Cunningham
Co-founder Motion4theOcean
Kellie Fisher
Kellie Fisher
Head of Coastineers Environment Agency
Guy Cooper
Guy Cooper
Head of Coastineers Environment Agency

Program

Stages
Main Stage

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Welcome remarks and opening speeches

09:25 - 09:45
Cllr David Ritchie SCF
Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett NCF
Richard Powell OBE

Keynote

09:45 - 10:30
Tony Juniper CBE Tony Juniper CBE

Storm-driven coastal change and emergency planning: is forecasting possible?

10:30 - 11:15
Kevin Burgess BEng, CEng, MICE
Beatriz Serato, MSc, C.WEM, CSci, MCIWEM

BREAK

11:15 - 11:30

A resilient future

11:30 - 12:35
Karen Thomas
Rachel Hill MBE

LUNCH

12:35 - 13:15

Conference Awards

13:15 - 13:30
Richard Powell OBE
Cllr David Ritchie SCF
Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett NCF
Karen Thomas
Jon Kiteley

Reflections on 2013 and beyond

13:30 - 14:00
Peter Aldous Peter Aldous

East Coast Wetlands

14:00 - 14:45
Michael Coplestone Michael Coplestone

Place and the Environment at the heart of decision making

14:45 - 15:15
Gavin Holder
Matt Jackson

ReMeMaRe

15:15 - 15:50
Will Manning Will Manning

Conference Summary and Close

15:50 - 16:00
Jon Kiteley Jon Kiteley
School Stage

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Tackling the Coastal Change Challenge

09:40 - 10:00
Dr Sophie Day Dr Sophie Day

Coastal Processes, Risks and Coastal Management to Inspire the Next Generation of Coastal Practitioners

10:50 - 11:10
Guy Cooper
Kellie Fisher

BREAK

11:15 - 11:30

Naming Competition for the Lowestoft Flood Barrier

12:00 - 12:20
Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty

LUNCH

12:35 - 13:15

What it is Like to be an Apprentice in Coastal Construction

13:30 - 13:50
Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty

Marine and Coastal Careers

14:30 - 14:50
Emily Cunningham Emily Cunningham
Virtual Careers Fair

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Careers Fair

09:30 - 16:00

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