5th Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting. A large portion of the world’s population inhabits coastal areas and puts significant stress on surface and groundwater resources. In addition, sea level rise due to climate change is expected to adversely impact coastal systems and in particular, groundwater resources. A UN report showed that by 2050, seven of the ten most vulnerable countries worldwide are in the Asia-Pacific region. In other parts of the globe, groundwater in coastal areas has received much attention from the international scientific community, Government Departments and other groundwater stakeholders. However, in the Asia-Pacific region, scientists, engineers and managers who are concerned with coastal groundwater have had few opportunities for specialized forums. To this end, a group of water experts from academia, governments and international organizations with a common interest in the management of coastal aquifers for socio-economic development, has cooperated to initiate the Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting (APCAMM), first established in 2009. The main goal of this bi-annual forum is to provide an opportunity for people both locally and from outside the Asia-Pacific region to share knowledge in coastal aquifer water resources and management, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Topics of the meeting will include: Coastal aquifer management; numerical modeling; investigations of coastal aquifers; geochemistry and isotopes in coastal settings; island hydrogeology; techniques for assessing saltwater intrusion vulnerability; climate change and sea level rise impacts to coastal aquifers. Abstracts on other related themes are also welcome, as long as these fit with the conference agenda.
Abstract deadline: 20 April 2017.
Organised by International Scientific Committee.