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Introduction

The newwly established Centre for Coastal Reservoir Research (CCRR) at the University of Wollongong will host the first international workshop on coastal reservoirs in collaboration with the International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR).
The urbanization is a process that more and more people are attracted to cities, especially coastal here ports provide a gateway to the world and their fertile soils make green life to thrive. Coastal zones’ population is surging much faster than any inland cities. For example, a coastal village with less than 1 million population in late 1980s could be developed as a megacity in 30 years like Shenzhen, China with a current population of 12 million. In the next 30 years, many cities like Sydney may double its population. Consequently, these coastal cities will face serious risk in water supply. Although inland dams, wastewater recycling and desalination have served as urban water supply options, time has come to find more innovative and smart ways to capture flood water and store them near population Centers.Recently, many countries shift their water supply mode to coastal reservoirs—a technology that can recover floodwater from the sea without desalination, like China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, India and Malaysia. Now Shanghai, a city with 24 million people, largely depends on water from a coastal reservoir.This workshop invites researchers, designers and decision makers to discuss and assess the feasibility of coastal reservoir on 24-27th Jan. 2018. The participants can share their views and clarify their queries about coastal reservoirs with the experienced partners.

 

Call for EOI or Abstract

Researchers, engineers, water planners, decision-makers and designers in urban water resources management are invited to submit your EOI or ABSTRACT to the international workshop to be held in Wollongong, Australia on 24-27 January 2018 (Monday and Tuesday). EOI/Abstracts of around 200 words should be sent to: shuqing@uow.edu.au. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to give a presentation at the workshop.

 

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Jiangzhong Yuan, key designer of Shanghai Qingcaosha coastal reservoir from Shanghai Investigation, Survey and Research Institute.
Prof. Sitharam, T.G., President of IACRR, Application of coastal reservoir technology in the world: experience and lessons.
Assoc. Prof. Shu-Qing Yang, Centre for Coastal Reservoir Research (CCRR), Univ. of Wollongong. Preliminary investigation of coastal reservoirs’ feasibility in Australia/New Zealand.
Assoc. Prof. Muttucumaru Sivakumar, Centre for Coastal Reservoir Research (CCRR), Univ. of Wollongong, Water quality and environmental impacts of coastal reservoirs for Adelaide’s water supply.

 

Key Dates
· EOI/Abstract submission deadline: · Abstract acceptance:
· Early registration deadline:
· Registration deadline:

 

Registration Fees
Early registration (by 29 Nov., 2017): AUD $1,000
Late registration (after 30 Nov., 2017): AUD $1,200

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About Wollongong

Wollongong is almost as conveniently located as Sydney: it is just 80 km south of Sydney – about one hour from the Sydney International Airport and 90 minutes by road or train from Sydney CBD.
Wollongong is a vibrant, multicultural city situated on one of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines. It combines a relaxed, coastal atmosphere with cosmopolitan dining, shopping, and culture.

 

Further Information

Assoc. Prof. Shu-Qing Yang, University of Wollongong Centre for Coastal Reservoir Research (CCRR)
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
T: +61 2 4221 3070
F: +61 2 4221 3238
M: +61 402738776
E: shuqing@uow.edu.au