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Coastal processes and management course, HR Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
The risk of coastal flooding and erosion, both in the UK and overseas, will increase as existing man-made defences deteriorate and as a result of sea level rise due to climate change. Land close to the sea is often under pressure, both from development and as a natural resource. There are, however, constraints on public spending and a growing awareness of the need to preserve the natural coastal environment and to ensure that its management is sustainable.
 
It is important to understand the physical processes that have so far shaped and will continue to affect the coastline before contemplating any engineering or management works. These processes include wave generation and propagation, the movements of the tides and the resulting disturbance and transport of sediments both over the seabed and on beaches. Predicting how the coastline will continue to change, with or without man's intervention, is a fundamental requirement for planning its management. This course introduces methods used in designing and planning coastal engineering and management schemes, and includes:
 
* Coastal management planning - An overview of the history of coastal planning and strategic coastal management.
* Waves and tides - An introduction and requirements for coastal management (extremes and climates).
* Beach sediment transport/ morphology processes.
* Coastal management options - An introduction to type options, appropriate application and assessing the potential effects of such works, for example on the environment.
 
This two-day course will be held in our conference facilities at our Howbery Park campus in Wallingford, UK.
 
The standard delegate fee is ?600.00 (excluding VAT at 20%), this includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments on both days. Registration is now open and bookings can be made online at http://events.hrwallingford.co.uk/.
 
Further details on the course content can also be found on our training website or you can contact us at training@hrwallingford.com.
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