Coastal Zone Engineering and Management
in the Middle East
(Arabian Coast 2016)
Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, UAE
Prof. William Kamphuis - Canada
Role of Contemporary Coastal Engineer in a Challenging Work Environment
Bill Kamphuis is Emeritus Professor of Coastal Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. He is past director of the Queen’s University Coastal Engineering Research Laboratory and is president of J.W. Kamphuis, Associates Limited, Coastal Consultants.
He received a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in 1961, an M.Sc. in 1963, a Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering from the International Hydraulics Course (now UNESCO-IHE) in Delft in 1964 and a Ph.D. from Queen’s in 1966. After working at the National Research Council of Canada for 3 years, Professor Kamphuis moved to Queen’s and was instrumental in the development of a program of Coastal Engineering that gained worldwide recognition
His publications cover a broad range of topics in Coastal Engineering, and he is the author of a widely used reference and textbook: “Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Management”. As a coastal specialist, he carries out an international practice and is the author of over 150 consulting reports, prepared for clients. The consulting work is carried out worldwide and he has been called upon as expert witness in numerous court cases, arbitrations and hearings.
Prof Kamphuis’ main research interest at his time is: How should coastal engineering deal with the impact of climate change.
Prof. Jentsje van der Meer - Netherlands
Wave overtopping/designing the crest height of a coastal structure/breakwater
Dr Jentsje van der Meer
Principal of Van der Meer Consulting bv, Akkrum, the Netherlands
Professor Coastal Structures and Ports, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands
Professor at Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
Dr Van der Meer is a world famous expert in appraisal, design and testing of breakwaters and coastal structures, including seawalls, levees, dikes, embankments, groins, revetments and shingle beaches. His work on rubble mound structures has been included in all manuals all over the world. Work on wave overtopping resulted in 2007 in the Overtopping or EurOtop Manual, a co-production by UK, NL and DE. At present an update is foreseen in 2016. He has published almost two hundred papers in international journals, proceedings and books. The book Design and Construction of Berm Breakwaters will be published in 2016.
A large innovation, with copy rights to Van der Meer, is the development of hydraulic simulators. These are unique devices to test the strength of real dikes in situ for impacting, up-rushing or overtopping waves. A number of simulators have been designed and constructed and have been used to test the strength of various existing dikes in the Netherlands, Belgium, Vietnam and the USA, from 2007 till present.
Prof. Björn Kjerfve - UAE
Overview coastal marine issues in the Arabian Gulf
As the AUS Chancellor, Dr. Kjerfve represents AUS on a national, regional and international level and is responsible for building and maintaining a network of relationships with individuals and entities from public and private sectors.
Prior to joining AUS, Dr. Kjerfve was President of the World Maritime University which he served from 2009. Between 2004 and 2009, he was the Dean of the College of Geosciences and was a Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&M University. While at Texas A&M, he oversaw four academic departments, the Texas Sea Grant Program, and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), including the 475'ocean sciences drilling vessel, D/V JOIDES Resolution. Prior to that, he was Professor of Marine and Geological Sciences at the University of South Carolina, 1973-2004, and served as the Director of the Marine Science Program, 2000-2004.
Dr. Kjerfve holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.A. degrees from Louisiana State University (Marine Sciences), University of Washington (Oceanography), and Georgia Southern University (Mathematics), respectively.
Dr. Kjerfve's scientific expertise is coastal and estuarine physical oceanography. He has published 12 books and 250 scientific journal papers, book chapters, and reports; has supervised 14 Ph.D. dissertations and 24 M.S. theses, and taught more than 6,000 oceanography students. His research includes problem-solving in estuarine and coastal waters as well as climate change and has attracted $20 million in research funding for 90 projects. Dr. Kjerfve's field research has taken place along the East and Gulf coasts of the USA, in the Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Thailand, Malaysia, Sweden, the Arabian Gulf, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. In 2013, he was elected and inaugurated as a corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Mohamad Al Rashed - Kuwait
Coastal Agriculture and its effects of salt water intrusion: Facts and Solutions
Prof. Verhagen, H.J. (Henk Jan) - Netherlands
How to deal with the risk of living and working at the coastline in the perspective of a changing climate
Ir. Henk Jan Verhagen
Associate Professor in Hydraulic Engineering
Mr. Henk Jan Verhagen graduated in 1978 in Coastal Engineering at Delft University, department of Civil Engineering. After a career in consultancy and work for the Netherlands Ministry of Public Works, he joined in 1991 Unesco-IHE, where he set up a short course in coastal zone management, and was responsible for the coastal engineering programme. In 2000 he became associate professor at Delft University of Technology with focus on shoreline protection and coastal zone management. He teaches bed, bank and shoreline protection, as well as breakwater design. He is involved in several research projects related to shoreline protection.
Especially during the time Mr. Verhagen was employed with the Netherlands government, he was confronted with the fact that managing a coast involves not only civil engineering aspects, but that decision making on the user functions in the coastal zone is often more complicated to achieve that a technical solution for a single aspect. Also it is clear that technical solutions, when not supported by proper decision making on beforehand, will not be accepted by the public, and consequently often considered as "failures", although from a technical point of view, the solution works properly. Mr. Verhagen was a member of the steering group in charge of the International Rock Manual and is active within PIANC.
For publications of Mr. Verhagen, see: http://repository.tudelft.nl/search/ir/?q=creator:%22Verhagen,%20H.J.%22
Prof. Vallam Sundar - India
Adaptation to natural coastal hazards-case studies along the Indian coast
Prof. Vallam Sundar obtained his bachelor degree in Civil engineering from University of Madras, India in 1975. After obtaining M.Tech and Ph.D he had joined IIT Madras as a faculty in 1981 and presently he is a professor in the department of Ocean Engineering since 1996.
Prof. Sundar has supervised 20 Ph.D, 14 M.S and 12 M.Tech theses. He has about 450 publications in Conferences and journals to his credit. A few of his publications have won the best paper award in International conferences. He has participated in about 100 conferences worldwide and has served as a member of the International Scientific committee for a number of International conferences. He himself has organized 4 such major conferences.
He is member of the editorial board for about 10 Intl journals. He was invited by different German agencies a visiting Scientist, Visiting Professor on a continuous basis from 1992 till 2006, wherein recognizing his contributions to teaching and research in Coastal Engineering, he was awarded the prestigious honorary doctorate award by University of Wuppertal, Germany. Apart from this, he has bagged about 10 awards.
Further, the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, IAHR, elected him as Chairman of its Asia Pacific division in 2006. He has long term collaborations in a number of Universities in Europe, in particular, Germany, Italy and Norway .
Prof. Sundar has been involved in offering solutions to a variety of coastal/Ocean engineering related problems. He has been instrumental also in the development of fishing harbours along Indian coast apart from offering solutions to coastal erosion problems. His significant contribution is his solution to the coastal erosion problem along the North of Chennai harbor that had been experiencing continuous erosion in spite of several other solutions that were offered over the last five decades. The solution of groin field adopted, not only solved the problem but has enhanced the formation of beach. This remains as a standing contribution of Prof. Sundar.
Similarly the coastal protection measures suggested by him that has been implemented along the west coast of Tamilnadu had proved to be excellent buffers in reducing the impact of tsunami 2004. His role during the post tsunami is significant. He had delivered lectures all over to the media/ educational institutions/ and several other agencies. His reports on the master plan for the two maritime states, TamilNadu and Kerala in connection with Tsunami mitigation measures remain as the basic document for their planning and implementations.
N. William H. Allsop - UK
Predicting wave overtopping at seawalls and breakwaters – development and application of the EurOtop2 manual
N. William H. Allsop
Technical Director, Maritime Structures, HR Wallingford;
Visiting Professor, University of Southampton
Honorary Professor, University College London
Prof William Allsop is Technical Director for Maritime Structures at HR Wallingford, responsible for consultancy and research studies, optimisation and design of breakwaters, sea walls, revetments, and wide range of shoreline and related structures.
He has more than 46 years of experience of hydraulic analysis and testing, and more than 40 years in design and construction of breakwaters (rubble mound, vertical and composite), sea walls, revetments, piers / jetties and coastal / shoreline structures. He has supervised testing in laboratories in UK, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Denmark, France, Turkey and Nigeria. Recent studies have included work on major LNG terminals in the Pacific and Atlantic, the Turner Gallery at Margate, and advising US government on wave forces on coastal bridges damaged by hurricanes. He also has a long-term interest in historic breakwaters around the UK.
William Allsop is a Visiting Professor at University of Southampton (and previously at Queen’s Belfast) where he has taught Master’s courses on coastal engineering since 1990s. He has served on working groups for British Standards, PIANC guidelines, CIRIA / CUR manuals, and other specialist design guides. He recently completed periods of service as Chairman of ICE Breakwaters Conference, ICE Maritime Board and ICE Maritime Engineering Journal panel. He was appointed an Honorary Professor at UCL in 2014.
Federal University of Paraná
Prof. Tobias Bleninger - Brasil
Large waterway project for Brazilian rivers
Tobias Bleninger is Professor (2011) for Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Applied Mathematics at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Curitiba, Brazil.
He is a Civil Engineer (2000) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where he did his Doctor in Environmental Fluid Mechanics (2006) and lead the research group of Environmental Fluid Mechanics of the Institute for Hydromechanics (2007-2011). His research focusses on physical and numerical modelling of mixing and transport processes in environmental fluid systems. Special research interests are related to
- mixing studies for outfall systems,
- heat and substance transport phenomena in lakes and reservoirs, and
- fluvial hydraulics of large rivers. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research
Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka - Japan
New approach for shallow water modeling considering development of bottom boundary layer
Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka finished his PhD study at Tohoku University, Japan in 1984. After job experience in other universities such as Utsunomiya University (Japan) and Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), he was promoted to a full-professor of Tohoku University in 1996. He was a visiting researcher at ISVA (Institute of Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Engineering), Technical University of Denmark in 1996. His main research interest lies in fluid mechanics such as turbulent wave boundary layers, related sediment movement and also resulting morpho-dynamics in costal and estuarine environments. His study sites are not confined in Japan, but covering various countries worldwide such as Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Oman and Bolivia etc.
He served as a chairman of IAHR-APD (Asian and Pacific Division, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research) from 2011 to 2014, and also currently serves as a council member of IAHR from 2013 to 2017. From 2015, in addition, he is a vice-president of JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers).
National Cheng-Kung University
Prof. Cheng-Chien Liu - Taiwan
Multi-platforms of remote sensing for sustainable coastal development
Dr Cheng-Chien Liu obtained his bachelor´s degree in naval architecture engineering and master´s in applied mechanics in 1990 and 1992 from National Taiwan University. He won a scholarship from Ministry of Education to study abroad in 1995. He went to Imperial College, University of London, UK in 1996, and got his Ph.D. in Environment, Earth Sciences and Engineering in 2000. He later went to College of Marine Science, University of South Florida for his postdoctoral research. He received an NRC Research Associateship award and worked at NASA Stennis Space Center from 2001 to 2003. In 2003, he was hired to teach in the Department of Earth Sciences at NCKU as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2006, full professor in 2009, and later, distinguished professor in 2012.
Prof. Liu´s specialties lie in Ocean Optics and Remote Sensing. Ranging from the fundamental theorem and numerical modeling of radiation transfer in the water body, the applications of ocean color satellite data, the auto-processing of Formosat-2 imagery operated by Taiwan, and various applications on natural disasters and environment monitoring. He was a winner of two best student paper awards from Ocean Optics XIV and the Remote Sensing Society. He was awarded the Ta-You Wu Memorial Award by the National Science Council in 2007, the Kwoh-Ting Li Research Award by National Cheng Kung University in 2008, and the best General Education Teacher Award by National Cheng Kung University in 2011 and 2015.
The trend of global warming has accelerated considerably and resulted in more frequent extreme weather events in recent years. Direct threats are posed to disaster, health, energy, climate changes, ecological system, agriculture, biodiversity, water resource and meteorology. Therefore, Prof. Liu founded Global Earth Observation and Data Analysis Center (GEODAC) at National Cheng Kung University in 2011, with the goals to improve our capabilities of observing global environment, conduct detailed analysis of environmental changes to gain a better understanding of the causality among various factors, integrate the techniques of knowledge management with geospatial information systems, and turn environmental threats triggered by global changes to opportunities of sustainable development.
Prof. Ron Cox - Australia
Practical Coastal Adaptation for Climate Change
Prof. Jose Maria Grassa - Spain
Coastal Monitoring and Hydraulic Experimentation for Solving Coastal Erosion and Water Quality problems: Examples from Spain
Roads, Waterways and Ports Engineer (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, UPM, 1982) and Advanced Studies Diploma (UPM, 2010). Member of the Corps of Civil Engineers of the State since 1985, he has worked since then at the Centro de Estudios de Puertos y Costas (CEPYC, Centre of Studies of Ports and Coasts) of CEDEX, first in the area of Coastal Engineering and since 1989 as Director of CEPYC, Institute started in 1951 by professor Iribarren as the ports Laboratory of the Madrid Special School of Civil Engineers.
His work has been devoted to the technical overview of the many engineering and environment studies on ports, coasts, navigation and the marine environment developed at CEPYC at the request of Harbor, Coastal and Maritime Authorities as well as public and private companies in Spain and abroad. He has also promoted and directed the development of several large scale research facilities at CEPYC, such as the multidirectional wave basin for intermediate and shallow waters, the large scale wind and wave flume, the ship manouvering unit and the coastal environment quality laboratory, facilities that allow to provide balanced, integrated capabilities for applied research on many ports and costal issues.
His personal work has been mainly focused on the study through numerical modelling of irregular multidirectional waves transformation over uneven coastal bottoms as well as CFD modelling of wave – structure interactions, authoring several models for wave propagation, wave and long wave disturbance in harbors and SPH – based Lagrangian models for violent coastal flows. He is a member of Spanish National and International Technical Societies, has served (1997 – 2001) as a Council Member of IAHR, and has been Director and Professor at the CEDEX International Course on Coastal Engineering and other short courses on maritime hydraulics as well as member of the organizing committees of workshops and Conferences, among them the WAVES 2005 Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is also the author of several publications, journal and conference papers.
H.E. Nayef Omar Alkalali - Bahrain
Top 10 coastal development projects in the Arabian Gulf: Best practices and major lessons learned
Nayef Omar Alkalali is the Founder & Managing Director at Nascom Projects with a main responsibility of providing coastal and marine consulting services.
Prior to establishing Nascom Projects, Nayef Alkalali served as the Vice Chairman of the Planning & Urban Development Authority and the Vice Chairman of the Bahrain Tender Board. Notable is his 10 years as Undersecretary and Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
Nayef Alkalali received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Concordia University, Canada in 1982, a Post graduate diploma in Transport Engineering from Newcastle, Uk in 1987 and a prestigious certification for Innovations in Governance from Harvard University, USA in 2005. He has completed training courses in Coastal Engineering from UNSW, Australia, Breakwaters, Coastal Structures and Coastlines from Institution of Civil Engineers, UK and a professional Certificate of Achievements in Dredging and Land Reclamation from the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering in Delft, the Netherlands.
His professional interests focus on masterplanning especially in the waterfront, artificial islands and beaches, coastal reclamation andprotection, transportation planning and engineering, project management, etc.He has been a member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers since 1982.
Dr. Ida Broker - Denmark
Shoreline management, sustainable coastal schemes and artificial beaches
Ida Brøker holds an MSc (1982) and a PhD (1985) from the Technical University of Denmark. She has worked with DHI for 31 years and has a broad experience within sediment transport, sedimentation,morphological evolution in the coastal zone, shoreline management and with sediment spill from dredging operations. She has been heavily involved in the development of DHI’s numerical modelling tools for non-cohesive sediment transport and morphological evolution.Dr Brøker has taken part in numerous studies worldwide, key topics for the Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Department at DHI are:
- sustainable shoreline management
- artificial beaches as part of water front developments
- flooding in the coastal zone
- optimisation of harbour layouts to minimise sedimentation and coastal impact
- environmental aspects of dredging
Dt Brøker has been involved in numerous coastal studies in the Middle East since mid 90’ties. A key project has been input to the shoreline management guidelines for the Dubai coast prepared for Dubai Municipality.
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)