The Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

Save event

The sand spit that makes up Dawlish Warren is of strategic importance for the flood risk management of low lying areas along the River Exe estuary, particularly communities at Starcross, Lympstone and Exmouth, as well as the main Penzance-London railway line. 

As part of the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy, a beach management scheme is being undertaken in 2017 by BMMJV for the Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council.

The scheme is designed to reduce the risk of erosion to the narrow section of the spit (the 'Neck') and includes dredging works to replenish the beach, the repair and replacement of timber groynes and the installation of a geotube hard defence within the dune system.

Speakers

Richard Cox, the Environment Agency Project Manager for the scheme, will introduce the presentation. Dr Paul Canning of Atkins will discuss the flood risk and design considerations of the scheme, while Lawrence Jones, a Chartered Civil Engineer and Sub Agent with BAM Nuttall Ltd, will explain the nature of the beach management scheme currently under construction. The talk will include the significant public interaction involved and the environmental considerations associated with working in a SSSI and SAC nature reserve.

Register your place at this free lecture via the ICE webpage or email event administrator natalie.wills@ice.org.uk for any queries.

PJuly 2017N
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Today's events

Disclaimer

Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of ICE or any other organisation. ICE makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of Plymouth University's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.