Tidal Range Energy: Opportunities and Challenges

IWA, Sustainable Coastal and Estuarine Development Coastal Reservoirs, Tidal Basin Technologies, Water & Energy Security, Agricultural Development

Target Audience

Practitioners, researchers, utilities, students, engineers, policymakers


This webinar is organised by the IWA Specialist Group (SG) on Sustainable Coastal and Estuarine Development (SCED).

The webinar aims to offer insights, best practices, and experiences related solving global water challenges by promoting coastal reservoirs, tidal basin technologies for water and energy security, and urban and agricultural development across the world’s coastal regions. 

Coastal reservoirs, tidal basins and waterfront developments are major infrastructure developments in estuarine and/or coastal environments. Future design of such large infrastructure systems is important not only for water supply, energy needs or regeneration requirements, but also for salinity, nutrient and sediment fluxes, tidal flow exchanges, access to navigation and leisure craft and fish migration and more. For this reason, it’s imperative to sustainably manage these infrastructure projects so that the needs of all users of the coastal and estuarine ‘ecosystem’ are met. Join us to learn more about sustainable management of estuarine and coastal environments! 

Learning Objectives

Following the session, participants were able to:

  • Learn about the sustainable technologies for coastal and estuarine restoration  
  • Understand the operation practices of coastal tidal range energy developments 
  • Explore important factors on the environmental and ecological aspects of coastal impoundments  
  • Explore Net Zero policies 


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