‘Delivering Sustainable Coasts’ - SUSTAIN International Conference, Southport (UK)
18-19th September 2012
The SUSTAIN International Conference and the North West Regional Coastal Conference 2012 was attended by more than 100 participants in Southport, UK, on 18-19th September 2012. This sucesssful event organized by the Sefton Borough Council and the North West Coastal Forum presented a wealth of experiences and shared the findings and achievements of SUSTAIN.
Following the event Councillor Peter Dowd, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “It is excellent that Sefton played host to this prestigious conference which welcomed coastal experts from throughout the UK and Europe."
At this occasion the 2012 North West Awards for Coastal Excellence have been also awarded . Presentations and videos from the Delivering Sustainable Coasts conference are now available:
Visit Formby Point to look at the work of the Sefton Landscape Partnership Scheme and the National Trust
Led by Andrew Brockbank, National Trust
Visit Lifeboat Road to see Sefton’s Biodiversity and Access Project in action
Led by: Ian McAleavy, Sefton Council
Information about the final conference with links to the booking form and the SUSTAIN website was posted on the following websites:
North West Coastal Forum (in several places, the SUSTAIN project link is permanently on the front page and the conference announcement with links to booking and SUSTAIN website was made ‘sticky’ so it sat at the top of the news items on the front page of the site until the event. After the event the presentations were loaded up and a new announcement was created and made ‘sticky’ on the front page so people could access news and outcomes from the conference.
Sefton Council’s Coast Protection web pages – (announcing results of coastal awards given out at the conference and containing information on the conference, the SUSTAIN project including a link to the project website)