Special Session 1: Transients in Pipes
(Lead Speaker: Professor Silvia Meniconi, University of Perugia, Italy - silvia.meniconi@unipg.it)

Topics Available

  • Transients in Pipes
  • Leakage and energy management in water networks.
  • Geysers in stormwater and combined sewer systems.
  • Modeling of transients in pressurized pipe systems: unsteady friction simulation, viscoelastic effects in polymeric pipes, 2-D models and local velocity measurement.
  • Field works: case studies, practical applications and ongoing projects.

Organizing Team

  • Professor Arturo Leon who is at Oregon State University but just accepted an Associate Professor position at the University of Houston, USA, starting Fall of 2016,
  • Professor Pedro Lee, University of Canterbury, New Zealand,
  • Professor Sang Hyun Kim, Pusan National University, Korea, and
  • Dr. Moez Louati, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.

Special Session 2: Sustainable Water Resources Planning & Management under Climate Change 

(Lead Speaker: Professor Young-Oh Kim, Seoul National University, Korea)

Topics Available

  • Hydrological changes
  • Adaptive decision-making for water resources
  • Institutional analysis
  • Risk management under climate change

Organizing Team

  • Prof. Satoru Oishi, KOBE University, Japan  
  • Prof. Dr. P. P. Mujumdar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India  
  • Prof. Philippe Gourbesville, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Dr. Carlos Galvaor, Universidade Federal De Campina Grande, Brazil
  • Elpida Kolokytha, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ramesh Teegavarapu, Florida Atlantic University, United States of America

Special Session 3: Green Infra as Disaster Risk Reduction Measures in the Asian-Pacific Region

(Lead Speaker: Professor Hyoseop Woo, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)

Topics Available

  • Green Infra – birth and evolution of its concept from urban hydrocycle restoration to risk reduction in natural disaster
  • Green infra as a provisional function of ecosystem
  • Utilization of paddy fields as flood retention basin for excessive flood water in neighboring stream
  • Forest corridor along with/without grey infra against storm surge and tsunami
  • Urban green infra as ameliorator of heat island effect
  • Integration of green infra into urban resilience
  • Rebirth of the old Asian wisdom of traditional ecosystem functions to natural disaster reduction

Organizing Team

  • Professor Mahito Kamada, Tokushima University, Japan
  • Professor Norio Tanaka, Saitama University, Japan
  • Professor Nor Azazi Zakaria, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Special Session 4: The path to resiliency in low gradient coastal regions for present and future conditions
(Lead Speaker: Professor Robert Nicholls, University of Southampton)

Topics Available

  • Coastal morphology
  • Ecosystem Services Valuation
  • Natural and nature-based features
  • Nuisance Flooding
  • Tides, wind-waves and storm surge
  • Transdisciplinary research methods
  • Watershed approaches
  • Biogeophysical models

Organizing Team

  • Professor Scott Hagen, LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency, U.S.A
  • Professor Robert Nicholls, University of Southampton, UK
  • Professor Larry Weber, IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering U.S.A

Special Session 5: Function of Governance to River Restoration under the Climate Change
(Lead Speaker: Professor Suk Hwan JANG, Chair of Asian River Restoration Network (ARRN), Daejin University, Korea)

Topics Available

  • River restoration methodology
  • Case study or successful procedure of cooperation with NGO/NPO
  • The relation between river restoration and climate change
  • Case study of river restoration / rehabilitation

Organizing Team

  • Professor Xiaosong Wang, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China
  • Professor Hyun-Han Kwon, Chonbuk National University, Korea
  • Professor Tadashi Yamada, Chuo University, Japan


Special Session 6: Coastal Reservoir -- A Technology that Can Develop Freshwater from the Sea Without Desalination
(Lead Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Shu-Qing Yang, University of Wollongong, Australia/ Prof. Pengzhi Lin, Sichuan Univ., China)

Topics Available

  • Global water crisis—not water but storage shortage
  • Floodwater-forgotten water resources and its development without disaster
  • Environmental Impacts of Coastal Structures
  • Case studies of successful/failed coastal reservoirs

Organizing Team

  • Prof. Pengzhi Lin, Sichuan Univ., China
  • Prof. A Mustafa B Hashim, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Prof. T.G. Sitharam, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, India
  • Mr. Sinpoh Lim, Managing Director of G&P Water, Malaysia



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