Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Cymunedau Arfordirol yn Ymaddasu Ynghyd (CCAT): Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth ac Arferion Gorau ar draws Ffiniau Cynhadledd Ar-lein

17th Tachwedd 2020 - 19th Tachwedd 2020

coastal erosion

As climate change and sustainability become central elements of policy making there is an opportunity to learn from others and to build on existing best practice in coastal management, climate change and adaptation. The Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) event hosted by Fingal County Council and Cardiff University brought  together a diverse range of practitioners and academics with expertise in policy making, coastal management, climate change adaptation, community engagement and more. There were speakers from national and local governments looking at community case studies from across Ireland, England and Wales. The event was CPD  accredited for Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the Irish Landscape Institute.

Programme – English / Cymraeg

Dyddiad: 17th to 19th Nov. 2020
Amser:: 10am to 12.30pm
Lleoliad: ar-lein

DAY 1 

Welcome from Minister Darragh O’Brien, TD. Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Event recording


Introduction to the CCAT Project
Dr. Karen Foley

Towards Sustainable Coasts – The Challenges of Applying Nature Based Coastal Protection
Dr Iris Möller

Managing Coastal Flood Risk in Ireland: Now and into the Future
Mark Adamson – Office of Public Works

Shoreline Management Planning and Climate Change Adaptation in Wales
Louise Pennington – Natural Resources Wales

Shoreline Management Planning and the reality of Managing the Coast
John Buttivant – Environment Agency

Responding to the Climate Emergency – is Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Governance in England and Wales Fit for the Future?
Dr. Meghan Alexander – University of East Anglia

DAY 2 

Event recording 


Protecting Our Coastline: Coastal Erosion and the Challenges for Irish Local Authorities
Hans Visser – Fingal County Council

Coastal Change in Fingal, a Local Authority Response
Kevin Halpenny – Fingal County Council

Partnership Working – Transitioning to a Tesilient Coast for Norfolk and Suffolk
Karen Thomas – Coastal Partnership East

Medmerry: Coastal Change and Community Support
Adrian Thomas – Royal Society for Protection of Birds

Climate Adaptation, Managed Retreat and the Implications for Communities: Key Findings and Recommendations from the Geoplan Research Project
Daniel Tubridy – University College Dublin

DAY 3 

Event recording 


Living with Erosion as State & EU Agencies Play ‘Pass the Parcel’
Raymond Brett – Burrow Residents Association, Co. Dublin

Sea Change on the Maharees: A Collaborative Approach to Protecting the Coastline and Community of Maharees
Martha Farrell – Maharees Conservation Assoc., Co. Kerry

CHERISH project 
Sarah Davies

Climate Risks and the Adaptation Gap in Wales: National and Local Perspectives
Alan Netherwood – Cardiff University

Overview of CCAT Community Engagement Tools
Alex Cameron-Smith – Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum


17th Tachwedd 2020
19th Tachwedd 2020