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The CEDA-UK AGM will take place in person at ICE’s offices in Westminster at 17:00 GMT.
The agenda and all relevant documents can be found under “related documents”. This meeting is open to CEDA members only.

We currently have 4 elected member vacancies, so if you would like to nominate someone, please refer to the Nomination Letter & complete the Call for Nomination Form (under “related documents”).

Please return the nomination form by midday on Friday 1st March 2024 to:

Kate Beardsley, ICE, One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA
or via email to 

We look forward to receiving your nominations and to meeting you all in person, not only for the AGM meeting, but also for the John Sargent Lecture, and afterwards for post event drinks in Kendal's Bar.

17:00     AGM - Brassey room (CEDA members only)
17:30     Registration and welcome tea and coffee (Kendal’s Bar)
18:00     John Sargent Lecture - Godfrey Mitchell Theatre
19:30     Post Event drinks (Kendal’s Bar)

Please note, the John Sargent Lecture will also be streamed online.

Register via the ICE website to attend in-person and online.


This year's topic for the John Sargent Lecture is:

Silent Guardians: Role of storm surge barriers in coastal flood protection
Presented by:
Sunke Trace-Kleeberg – post-graduate researcher at the University of Southampton

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Flooding is the top environmental hazard in the UK's national risk register. Currently around one in six homes are at risk of flooding, a value that is likely to increase in the future. Storm surge barriers can protect against coastal flooding by temporarily closing movable gates to hold back storm surges and high tides.

There are four main storm surge barriers in the UK: Thames, Ipswich, Hull and Boston, alongside many other smaller barriers. This network of defences reduces the risk for millions of people and helps protect billions of pounds worth of infrastructure. However, our changing climate is creating challenges for management, maintenance and operation.

This presentation will introduce you to storm surge barriers, highlight the challenges they face due to climate change and discuss research that is being undertaken to address the impact of climate change on management, maintenance and operation of storm surge barriers.


ICE, One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA
12 March 2024 - 12 March 2024
17:00 - 20:30 GMT