Wednesday 2 October 2013
Coastal Climate Change Guidelines Workshop - Perth, WA
Short Description Engineers Australia National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering. A one day workshop with practical advice on adaptation to climate change and uncertainty for coastal development.
Venue Engineers Australia, WA Division, 712 Murray Street, Perth, WA,
Date Wednesday 2 October 2013 - 9.15am to 4pm
Members Cost $170
Non Members Cost $190
Event Contact Emily Yiannakis
Contact Phone 07 3226 3021
Contact Email eyiannakis@engineersaustralia.org.au
Hosted By National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) College
Downloads nccoe_2013_flyer_v1.pdf(638KB)

Engineers Australia National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering.

A one day workshop with practical advice on adaptation to climate change and uncertainty for coastal development.

Who should attend: planners, managers, engineers, consultants, contractors – anyone involved in decision making, designing, building or maintaining structures, infrastructure, residential, commercial or leisure facilities in the coastal zone. It will be particularly relevant to local and state government authorities and their consultants.

The Guidelines: Three documents by Engineers Australia with comprehensive and practical advice on how we can respond to threats from climate change and more general environmental advice for coastal development.

 
 
 

Format

Volume 1: brief summary, group exercise exploring threats to a particular coastline of interest.
Morning Tea Break
Volume 2: brief summary, group exercise exploring relevant state coastal policies.
Lunch Break
Volume 3: breif summary, group exercise exploring adaptation solutions to a relevant threatened coastal region subject to sea level rise and increased wave attack.
Recap and 'Where to from here?'

 

Presenters

Tony Webb
PhD MIEAust, CPEng
Director, Environmental Hydraulics                                
Pty Ltd. Visiting Fellow, UNSW
Canberra


 

Doug Lord
BE, MEngSc, MIE, CPEng
Director and Principal
Coastal Environmental
Pty Ltd
Dr Webb has worked, taught and researched in coastal and the broader environmental hydraulics areas for 40 years. His work spans academic, public and private sectors. He has engaged with the coastal community through membership of the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering including a period as Chair. He has had close involvement with the recently released and previous editions of the guidelines, being a contributing author and co-editor.                          Doug Lord has over 35 years experience in coast and estuary management. He was for ten years a member of NCCOE of Engineers Australia including a term as Chair. He has been a representative on the NSW Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel (COPEP) since 2001. He has a keen interest in climate change and its potential impact on coastline evolution and coastal development, regularly publishing conference and journal papers over 30 years. His involvement in the NCCOE climate change adaptation guidelines included editorial and authoring contributions.

 

National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering

Either of the two presenters will, at most venues, be joined by a state representative from the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) - a specialist sub-committee of the Civil College within Engineers Australia. NCCOE represents the professional interests of Australian Coastal and Ocean Engineers as well as fostering the art and science of this branch of engineering, by, e.g.:

  • hosting of the biennial Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference (since 1973),
  • development of coastal engineering research priority strategies,
  • preparation of student information and career materials,
  • lobbying of Government organisations concerned with coastal and ocean legislation,
  • the review or formulation of codes and guidelines such as those introduced in this workshop.
 
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