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Governance and the Tidal Thames – Adam Guy

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Energy, Environment, Presentation

Adam Guy Ex-Programme Manager, Thames Estuary Partnership and Office for the Vice-Provost (Research) at University College London, opened his talk at the event and asked the audience “Is governance ‘ownership’?”. He shared the history of the Thames and explored historical and current governance problems and proceeded to look at the opportunities of models and approaches.

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The role of Natural Resources Wales – Martyn Evans

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Energy, Presentation

Martyn Evans, Head of Ecosystems Planning & Partnerships, Operations South, Natural Resouces Wales delivered a presentation at the forum. He discussed that renewable energy is critical to moving towards a low carbon economy and Natural Resources Wales has a key role to play, spatial planning is key and that collaboration is no longer optional. He explored the […]

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Bristol Channel & Severn Estuary Energy Group – Samuel Bryan

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Energy, Presentation

Samuel Bryan, Project Manager Marine Energy at Bristol City Council Bristol spoke at the Forum on the Bristol Channel & Severn Estuary Energy Group.  The respective councils of Bristol, Cardiff, Devon, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Newport, North Devon, North Somerset, Sedgemoor and West Somerset have formed the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary Energy Group to oversee their […]

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Severn Estuary Partnership Draft Strategy 2015-2025 – John Harrison

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Economy, Energy, Environment, Presentation

John Harrison, Chairman of the Severn Estuary Partnership spoke at the Forum on how they are working in partnership for the future of the Severn. Estuary. He gave a brief history and core roles of the Partnership which is an independent partnership of public, private and voluntary sector organisations and in operation since 1995. The Partnership is […]

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Economy & Infrastructure – John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs & Special Projects, The Bristol Port Company

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Economy, Presentation

John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs & Special Projects at the The Bristol Port Company spoke at the Forum on Economy and Infrastructure.  He shared that as an island nation, we are reliant upon Ports with 97% by tonnage of all the goods entering and leaving the UK do so through sea ports and that the UK is increasingly dependant […]

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Society – Dr Thomas Appleby

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Economy, Energy, Environment, Presentation

Dr Thomas Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England and part of the International Water Security Network spoke on Society and the Severn and discussed different forms of control and protected interests and regulations and their complexities. He concluded this talk saying that people are represented by multiple public agencies, but in a disconnected way.

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Energy – Peter Kydd

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Energy, Presentation

Peter Kydd, Chairman of South West Marine Energy Park and consultant with WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff opened his presentation on the current energy policy focussing on a mix of gas, nuclear and renewables, and and all forms of renewables will be likely to be required by 2050 at acceptable cost. He spoke about Marine Energy – Not if but […]

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Introducing renewable energy to the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Economy, Energy, Environment, Presentation

After the welcome and opening to the event by Geoff Gollop OBE, Deputy Mayor of Bristol and Peter Kydd, Chairman, of South West Marine Energy Park, Johnny Gowdy, Director at Regen SW presented on ‘Why Sustainable Severn’. In his opening presentation Johnny talked about the Bristol Channel offering a fantastic opportunity with it’s resource potential, clean energy, […]

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