- 8th October 2020
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: News
We’re looking forward to being part of the the upcoming 18th Wales Flooding conference, taking place on Wednesday 14 October 2020 as a virtual event.
This free half day online conference will be examining different ways of mitigating the increasingly prevalent risk of flooding, caused by extreme and unpredictable weather.
Who will be speaking?
Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs will give the Keynote Address at the beginning of the first session and Clare Pillman, Chief Executive at Natural Resources Wales will open the second session.
George Baker, Technical Director, JBA Consulting will be chairing the second session of the day.
Alec Dane, Senior Engineer with JBA Consulting will be presenting about his work on the Aberavon Coastal Defence Scheme.
Aberavon Coastal Defence Scheme
This is a major engineering scheme to protect and future-proof Aberavon’s iconic seafront promenade in Neath Port Talbot. Works involve enhancing and repairing the current structure to decrease vulnerability in the future from storm events.
The popular promenade is protected by a concrete sea wall constructed in the middle of the 20th century and stretches 2.1km. The work to enhance the structure consists of concrete repairs to the existing walls and protecting the toe from beach draw-down. Over 30,000 tonnes of rock armour has been imported, which has been placed at the toe of the sea wall to prevent lowering beach levels from undermining the structure. It will also include improving access provisions, incorporating a new access ramp at the Western end of the promenade, near the Scarlet Avenue Car Park.
You can find out more about the Aberavon Coastal Defence Scheme in our recent blog.
Want to know more?
Visit the CIWEM website to book your place on the 18th Wales Flooding conference 2020.