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Energy, flooding and climate change on the Severn

19 September 2011

Miranda Krestovnikoff webBBC Coast presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff

Leading international experts will attend the 2011 Severn Estuary Forum in Cardiff this month (23 September) to share new knowledge on flooding, nuclear power and climate change.

BBC Coastpresenter Miranda Krestovnikoff will also present fresh insights about the Severn as keynote speaker.

The Forum, organised by the Severn Estuary Partnership and hosted at Cardiff University, will see experts reveal the latest developments on flooding and water management, the expansion and restructuring of the energy sector and new radical EU-backed recommendations for adapting to climate change.

Wildlife expert Miranda Krestovnikoff said: "My work with BBC allows me to travel around the coast of the United Kingdom to search out stories. Participating in the 2011 Severn Estuary Forum will give me an opportunity to share what I’ve learnt. I will also be introducing footage of the Estuary filmed for Coast."

Other Forum highlights include the latest research findings on storm surges, new developments at conventional power generators, nuclear expansion at Oldbury and Hinkley Point and the long-awaited State of the Estuary report. Speakers from Germany will also be presenting on lessons learned from European ports.

Paul Parker, Severn Estuary Partnership Officer at Cardiff University, said: "The Severn Estuary Forum is an annual event and we welcome anyone interested in the sustainable use of the Estuary. It is a unique opportunity for specialists and the public to meet and network, exchange opinions, and share knowledge and perspectives. It also allows people to participate directly in managing the Severn Estuary."

Tickets to this year’s event cost £30, with concessions available for Severn Estuary Partnership members and students. Information on how to obtain tickets and a detailed event programme is available online at: .