Recent considerations for a Severn Barrage

18 February 2014, 6.30 PM - 18 February 2014, 6.30 PM

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building
This lecture will review Severn Tidal Power EIA research studies undertaken at Cardiff University, particularly on a Severn Barrage - the world’s largest proposed marine renewable energy project.  Assessment of the potential hydro-environmental impact in the estuary for various tidal power options, and implications for morphological and flood risk assessment will be emphasised, in addition to potential development opportunities in the South West.  Two-way power generation can provide virtually as much power as ebb tide generation only, minimises many perceived environmental impacts and offers enhanced benefits such as recreational opportunities and flood risk in the estuary, particularly upstream of a barrage.


Prof Roger A Falconer DSc(Eng) FREng FICE FCIWEM is Professor of Water Management, Director of the Hydro-environmental Research Centre at Cardiff University School of Engineering, and President of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. He has conducted extensive work on the design and hydro-environmental impact of a barrage across the Severn estuary, together with other alternatives, and regularly advises government agencies and international organisations on water management and engineering issues. He has also participated extensively in the media on Severn Tidal Power Studies and a wide range of other topics and projects.

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This event is free to attend and open to all UoB staff and students.

The event runs from 6.30 pm - 8 pm (coffee and biscuits served from 6 pm).

No booking necessary.

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