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Main theme: Living with nature, coping with environmental changes in lowlands

Sub-themes: 

I. Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering  

  • Properties of soils
  • Ground improvement and geosynthetics
  • Geoenvironmental issues in lowland area
  • Foundations and retaining structures
  • Soil dynamics and engineering behavior of soft soil
  • Site characterization, slope stability, dams, rock engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Environmental geotechnics
  • Coastal and geotechnical engineering
  • Foundation for high-rise buildings
  • Underground projects in soft soil
  • Soil improvement & reinforcement for Infrastructure projects
  • Monitoring & instrumentation for Tunnels and excavations
  • Geotechnical modeling & numerical analysis 

II. Water and environmental management 

  • Water resources and watershed management
  • Wastewater treatment and water purification
  • Water pollution in river, lake and coastal area
  • Disaster risk management
  • Drought Management and Response
  • Lowland development and reclamation
  • Marine ecology and coastal environments
  • Groundwater and land subsidence
  • Groundwater monitoring and restoration
  • Hydraulic structures for water management

III. Coastal and riverine management  

  • Coastal, harbor and offshore engineering
  • Ecological, hydrological, geochemical and biological processes
  • Protection, prevention or mitigation of coastal environments
  • Beach erosion and coastal sediment transport
  • Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics
  • Beach development and coastal protection
  • Marine and o­ffshore renewable energy
  • Climate change and coastal adaptation
  • Coastal hazards and risk assessment

IV. City planning and management  

  • Sustainable infrastructures on lowland
  • Coastal and water front planning
  • Environmental assessment for urban development
  • Urban design and development planning
  • Creative restructuring and preservation of urban environment
  • Transportation planning for sustainable development
  • Solid waste management for urban areas