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Program Overview

THEME: Resilient estuaries and coastal zones under global challenges


Topics of the Conference:

1. Saline intrusion and sea level rise: measurements, modelling and forecasting;

2. Waves, storm surges and tsunami: measurements, modelling, forecasting and warning systems;

3. Estuarine and coastal flows and their evolution by climate change;

4. Sediment transport and morphological change in estuaries and coastal zones;

5. Megacity developments under the threat of sea level rise and climate change;

6. Environment and ecosystem changes in estuaries and coastal zones;

7. Integrated coastal zone management for sustainable developments in the context of global change;

8. Impacts of watershed developments on estuaries and coastal zones;

9. Shoreline protection and beach nourishment;

10. Interactions between estuarine and coastal systems;

11. Resilient engineering solutions in estuaries and coastal zones.




Visit of INRS Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory

The Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory (LHE, is a large-scale wave facility located at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in Quebec City, Canada. The lab was built in 2011 through a collaboration between INRS, the government of Quebec and the government of Canada. One of the largest wave flumes in the world (120 m x 5 m x 5 m) can be used to model a range of coastal processes, including waves, currents, tides and sediment transport. The visit will include a tour of the lab facilities and a chance to see the wave flume in action.

Tour length: 1.5 hour

  • Arrival and Welcome: 15 min
  • Tour of the Facility: 30 min
  • Demonstration: 30 min
  • Departure: 15 min