The International Workshop for Coastal Reservoirs in Earthquake Active Areas (IWCREAA) will be hosted by the Tainan Hydr. Lab., National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), an event jointly organized by NCKU and IACRR. We gladly welcome the delegates to discuss "From Water Shortage to Water Security through Storage in Downstream Coastal Reservoirs".
In UN 2030 Agenda, the world must ensure its safe and affordable drinking water for all. The SDG6 becomes more challenging for earthquake active areas like Taiwan which is blessed by plentiful rainfall, on average 2.5m/year, triple the world average. It is not that these areas are running out of water, but water is running out these regions. The shortage is not water, but storage, because the earthquake risk makes large scale dams everywhere highly unlikely. Coastal Reservoir is a freshwater storage in the sea to develop floodwater. IACRR is a non-profit organization focusing on the CR technology, its aim is to provide sufficient, high-quality and affordable water to coastal communities with minimum environmental/social impacts. This workshop will provide an opportunity for water planners, civil engineers, financiers, decision makers and more to assess the CRs feasibility in earthquake active areas. We will explore research/industry partnership opportunities to ensure that CR is built and operated safely, efficiently, and economically. CRs are environmentally sustainable and socially beneficial. The experience in mitigation of flood disaster and water quality management will be highlighted, and their recent advances in practice will be reviewed.
EOI Submission deadline : 1st April, 2019
Early registration deadline : 15th April, 2019
Registration deadline : 10th May 2019
National Eng. Res.Center for the Urban Water Resources Deve. & Util. (South), China
Topic : Shanghai's experience in coastal reservoir development
Director-General of Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs,Taiwan
Topic : Taiwan's water related Challenges and possible CR Opportunities
Topic : Challenges and Opportunities for CR design in earthquake coastal waters
Past President of IAHR ,Current Vice-president of IACRR
Topic : UK's experience of water quality management in coastal reservoirs
Past President of IAHS Current Vice-president of IACRR
Topic : Coastal reservoir's design experience in the Netherlands and the changing demands of society
Secretary General of Ministry of Primary Industries, Malaysia.
Topic : Panning experience of coastal reservoirs in Malaysia