Understanding what adaptation methodologies can be used effectively in which habitat type
Perhaps NRW can make that information more readily available. we heard from Ecostructures and the work they are doing to make evidence available in the future - we can refer, promote that.
Hi there, I’m an artist working on a project around sea level rise on the Welsh coastline and how we can bring people together to embody that change and start a conversation about adaptation. The pilot is planned for Magor this summer, and it’s all in development. Would love to connect with anyone who is interested. https://www.nationaltheatrewales.org/ntw-projects/the-future-wales-coast-path/
Sever Estuary Partnership - Katie Harvard Smith, SEP project - how Cardiff, Newport, Barry can use the coastal environment
i Zoe, the project was Discover the Severn - our website is currently being updated so not as up to date as it could be but you can find most info here: https://severnestuarypartnership.org.uk/sep/projects/current-projects/discover-the-severn/
KHS Further up the estuary you go (Newport) people didn't feel a connection with the Marine Environment. Success over 18 months. Funding barrier to continue the relationship. Longer term planning required
Further up the coast you go there appears to be less of an identity with the coast- Newport
Difficult to mainain engagement with projects after end of projects: need for longer-term funding
Or community ambassadors/volunteering following end of projects
Living Levels are training ambassadors - helping engagement when funding expires - living levels.
The pandemic has definitely presented a challenge in the way that we engage with people and raise awareness - perhaps making social media engagement even more important.
Highlighting individual benefit is essential to build possitive working relationships and engagmenet with the local community and stakehoders.
Also developing targetted material that is accessible and exciting to a range of audiences. For example, I work on a community campaign to maintain bathing water quality and reduce marine and beach litter. We communicate the same key messages to a range of different audiences such as schools and buisneses through publication of a range of different collateral, digital and non-digital mediums.