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Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality, 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting & International Conference

Source: http://www.aihydro.org (13 Sept. 2005)
More than half the world's population lives within a distance of 100 km from the coastline, and this number is expected to increase by 25% in the coming two decades. The population growth and urbanization have largely altered the natural pathways of coastal waters that are vital to the coastal environment. As most of the water on land surface enters into the oceans, man's activities in both coastal and inland watersheds have led to increased loading of sediment, toxic substances, nutrients and pathogens with subsequent eutrophication, algal blooms, and hypoxia. Climate change has led to the rise in sea level with loss of coastal wetlands and to increased saltwater intrusion. The world's coasts are facing increasingly serious environmental challenges, while it is not clear how to fully measure the complexities of coastal systems.

This conference aims to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of information in coastal hydrology, hydraulics and water quality. The conference will stimulate interdisciplinary research, education, management, and policy making from physical, biogeochemical, and socioeconomic perspectives related to complex environmental systems in coastal regions. Discussions will also take place on hydraulic engineering and structures in coastal areas, which are frequently densely populated or sites of major industrial development. The topic of coastal petroleum and land subsidence will also be addressed.


Location:   Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Dates:   May 21-24, 2006
Early Registration Deadline:   March 15, 2006
Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline:   October 30, 2005
Contact Information:   Vijay P. Singh
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Louisiana State University, USA
Phone: +1-225-578--6697
Fax: +1-225-578-8529
Email: CeSing@lsu.edu

Y. Jun Xu
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University, USA
Phone: +1-225-578-4168
Fax: +1-225-578-4227
Email: yixu@lsu.edu


Home Page URL:   http://www.aihydro.org/conference.htm

Keywords:   Hydrology, Coastal process, River engineering, Management, Restoration, Sedimentation, Flood control, Disaster assessment, Ground water, Saltwater intrusion, Eutrophication, Hypoxia, Erosion, Wetland, Floodplain, GIS, Weather, Water quality


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