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14 December 2009 (Monday)


Opening Ceremony: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Lecture 1: 11:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Nearshore water quality: the policy perspective

  • D Kay, University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK


Lecture 2: 2:00 – 5:20 p.m.

Coastal hydrodynamic models for water quality prediction

  • G Stelling, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands


Contribution Session 1: 5:20 – 5:50 p.m


Coastal water quality modelling using unstructured cellular automata

  • AE Mynett, Deltares | Delft Hydraulics, The Netherlands


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15 December 2009 (Tuesday)


Lecture 3: 9:00 – 12:20 p.m.

Wave and current induced transport processes in the nearshore

  • R Dean, University of Florida, USA


Contribution Session 2: 12:20 – 12:50 p.m.

Fate and transport modelling for management of estuaries

  • W Lung, The University of Virginia, USA


Lecture 4: 2:00 – 6:20 p.m.

Modelling and prediction of beach water quality

  • RA Falconer, Cardiff University, UK.


Numerical modelling of near-shore mixing & transport

  • G Stelling, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

Real-time hydrodynamics for estuaries, bays, and coastal regions

  • RT Cheng, U. S. Geological Survey, USA


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16 December 2009 (Wednesday)


Lecture 5: 08:45 – 12:00 p.m.

Beach water quality forecast

  • S Grant, University of California, Irvine, USA

(via video conferencing)


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17 December 2009 (Thursday)



Lecture 6: 9:00 – 12:20 p.m.

Physical-Biological Interactions in the Nearshore Revealed by Novel Instruments and Sampling Schemes

  • P Franks, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA


Lecture 7: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Understanding eutrophication impacts in Hong Kong waters: physical and chemical factors reduce impacts

  • PJ. Harrison, Hong Kong University of Science &Technology, Hong Kong, China

Contribution Session 3 - Coastal algal blooms: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

A red tide early warning system for Hong Kong coastal Waters

  • KTM Wong and JHW Lee the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong , China

Modelling the hydrodynamics, salinity transport and plankton dynamics in a shallow lagoon -- Chilika, a case study

  • G Jayaraman, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Contribution Session 4 - Beach water quality modelling: 3:50 – 6:40 p.m.

Short-term Environmental Forecasting using Lagrangian and Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) Models

  • WE Frick, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA


Modelling shoreline bacterial impacts from river plumes

  • PJW Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Pollutants transport induced by wave and tide current interaction on mild slope beach

  • JH Tao, Tianjin University, China


Water Circulation Enhancement to Improve Beach Water Quality

  • Y Poon, Everest International Consultants, Inc., USA


Real-time Application of Beach Water Quality Forecast System

  • W Thoe, HC Wong, KW Choi, KTM Wong and JHW. Lee, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Environmental Modelling Studies in the Coastal Areas of East China

  • Q Lu, DHI China, China


Investigations on the Genesis of Obstacle Marks and their Implication for Generation of Current Crescents

  • BS Mazumder and H. Maity, Indian Statistical Institute, India
  • T Chadha, NIT, Surathkal, India


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18 December 2009 (Friday)



Contribution Session 5: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Desalination and the coastal environment: technologies, environmental impacts and regulations

  • T Bleninger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Lecture 8:  10:50 – 2:20 p.m.

Desalination brine discharges: management options and mixing processes

Desalination brine discharges: modelling techniques and mixing zone regulations

  • G Jirka, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Contribution Session 6 - Coastal water quality management: Spanish experience: 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.

Coastal water quality management in Spain part 1: brine discharges from desalination plants

  • A Ruiz-Mateo, Centre for Studies on Ports and Coasts (CEDEX), Spain


Coastal water quality management: Spanish experience part 2: new classification scheme for water status

  • A Lloret-Capote., A. Ruiz. M. Martínez-Gil, Centre for Studies on Ports and Coasts (CEDEX), Spain
  • JL Buceta, Dirección General de Sostenibilidad de la Costa y del Mar., Spain

Contribution Session 7 - Coastal water quality modelling and management 1: 3:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Mixing within the plume of the Changjiang River Estuary, China

  • JZ Shi and LF Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Parasitizing rivers and gender of delta

  • ZY Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Contribution Session 8 - Brine discharge and multiple buoyant jets: 4:20 – 6:20 p.m.

Near-Field Mixing of Desalination Plumes

  • MJ Davidson, CJ Oliver and RI Nokes, University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Modelling and Monitoring Hyper-saline Brine Discharges into Coastal Waters

  • PA Davies, University of Dundee, UK
  • Y Guo, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • A Hogg, University of Bristol, UK
  • M Elliott, R Perez-Dominguez, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Experimental study of dense jets

  • PJW Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Behaviour of buoyant discharges from rosette-Type diffusers in shallow water

  • IW Seo, Seoul National University, Korea
  • SJ Kwon, Korea Ocean Research Institute, Korea

Dynamic Interaction of Multiple Buoyant Jets

  • ACH. Lai and JHW Lee, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


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19 December 2009 (Saturday)



Contribution Session 9 - Coastal water quality modelling and management 2: 9:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Pollutant transport and remediation of contaminated sediment

  • D Chen, University of Liverpool, UK


Research on sediment particle's morphology and adsorption

  • HW Fang, Tsinghua University, China

Numerical calculation for cylindrical SOD measurement chamber and its application in river mouth of the Bohai Bay

  • Y He, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China
  • C Liu, International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation, China
  • ZY Wang, Tsinghua University, China


Integrated modelling of coastal algal blooms

  • Q Chen, Chinese Academy of Science, China.

Environmental evolution of Southern China Coast Waters and its challenges to research

  • ZR Guo South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, China


Introduction on Two Coastal Engineering Projects in Bohai Bay, China

  • CP Kuang, S Chen and Y Pan, China

Development of China thermal and nuclear power plant near shore and thermal drainage and sediment transport model

  • Y Bai, Tianjin University, China


Wrap-up & discussions Session: 11:40 – 12:40 p.m.


Poster Contributions


Session A: December 15 - 16, 2009

Design of brine outfall: some issues and considerations                                   

  • D Shao and AK Law, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Eliminating flux imbalances in a shock capturing model for shallow currents and waves       

  • D Liang, University of Cambridge, UK


Unstructured cellular automata in ecohydraulics modelling

  • Y Lin, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands

Stability and engineering effect of shoals and channels in Caofeidian deep-water harbour area, China

  • YJ Lu, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China


Adsorption of phosphorous on different sediments

  • Y Xiao, Hohai University, China


Session B: December 17 - 18, 2009

Bacterial contributions to the variations in oxygen and CO2 and effects of P-deficiency on bacterial respiration in subtropical Hong Kong Waters                                     

  • PJ Harrison, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China


Climate change: facts, skeptics’ views and impacts on the water environment              

  • AW Jayawardena, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, Japan

Chemical partitioning of metal pollutants in sediments of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

  • X Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China


Ecological risk assessment of OCPs accumulation in aquatic organisms in nearshore coastal waters of Pearl River Estuary, China

  • X Zhao, South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, China


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