Richard Charman
July 2020

IES Webinar: Estuary Edges - Softening urbanised estuary edges

Increasing the margins of mudflat, reedbed and saltmarsh along the edges of hardened, urbanised estuaries is what the Estuary Edges project is about. In the case study estuary, the Tidal Thames, South East UK, there has been a loss of 10,000 hectares of saltmarsh since 1860 (Environment Agency, 2016).

Dr Richard Charman from the Environment Agency explains why this softening is so vital, the variety of methods employed and what is available on the new ‘how to guide’ web site aimed at developers which launched in summer 2019.