PIANC APAC 2020 Pre-Conference Symposium: Nature-based Solutions for Coasts, Ports and Estuaries

An exciting two day Pre-Conference Symposium Nature-based Solutions for Coasts, Ports, and Estuaries on 15 – 16 June 2020 has been planned for our inaugural Asia Pacific biennial conference APAC2020 in Fremantle, WA.

Protecting populations and infrastructure within our coasts, ports and estuaries is a major challenge in this era of rapid environmental change. To address this challenge, in recent years there has been growing focus on adopting nature-based solutions in flooding and erosion risk management projects.

These solutions use natural processes and ecosystems, to provide an alternative,’ green infrastructure’, form of protection. Such ecosystems include reefs, wetlands, submerged aquatic vegetation, mangroves, as well as hybrid approaches that integrate both traditional and nature-based approaches.

This timely and future-focused Symposium will bring together a range of multi-disciplinary groups, including engineering, planning, restoration ecology, resource economics, and policy experts, to discuss recent international developments in successful nature-based solutions for coastal, port and estuary applications.

The Symposium will highlight the latest innovations worldwide, lessons learnt, and implementation challenges from users across a spectrum of backgrounds – from researchers to practitioners to end users. It will provide essential knowledge and leadership for the future.

If you are interested in presenting in this Symposium, please contact Ryan Lowe on ryan.lowe@uwa.edu.au.

Costs are:

Early Bird (before 3 April 2020): $495  PIANC Members, $748  Non Member

After 4 April 2020   $570 PIANC Members and $823 Non Member.  (become a member here.)

Please note that the Symposium is part of PIANC’s APAC 2020 Conference – so registration is through the APAC2020 registration site.  Symposium attendees are encouraged, if they can, to register for the Symposium and the full conference.