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Pwllheli Pilot

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Client: Gwynedd Council
Cost: £250k
Pwllheli has a significant impact on the development of a community-based climate change strategy, which has been identified as a major issue for the Authority. social issues. The Welsh Assembly Government now has a funding package of £ 250,000 in place with the aim of reporting on the findings by Autumn 2011.
A program which aims to manage flood risk in the Pwllheli area by adopting an integrated EAW, GC and partners approach. Studies have identified that the current situation is in the medium term.
The Pilot Project is an integrated project that aims to improve the management of the town and its environment. The study is innovative and forward looking and reaches beyond the normal short term reactive response affecting much of the planning and management process.
The study is designed to identify the consequences of sea level rise and changing rainfall events over the next 100 years on the environs of Pwllheli. It will examine the consequences of increasing the river flows in the absence of an adaptive strategy.
In addition, Pwllheli has the potential to cope with increasing sea levels of 1.4cm per annum and increased freshwater flows predicted to occur a hundred years later.
Having identified long-term strategic management options, it will be necessary to consider the current and potential problems. A key aspect of the study is the involvement of the community in understanding the risk and supporting future options.