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Keynote Speakers
Dr. Michael Andrew Clare
National Oceanography Centre, UK
Presentation Title: Direct Monitoring of Deep-Sea Turbidity Currents to Quantify Their Interaction with the Seafloor and Impacts on Critical Subsea Infrastructure
  • Dr. Mike Clare leads the Geohazards and Marine Sedimentology Research Group at the National Oceanography Centre, UK. His research is focused on better understanding seafloor hazards by integrating traditional observational techniques, novel statistical and numerical modelling, and direct monitoring of active systems using emerging technologies. He is currently a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow under the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme and has recently provided advice on seafloor hazards to the International Cable Protection Committee. He formerly worked for ten years as a geohazard consultant to offshore industries for ten years, having led Fugro’s UK Engineering Geology and Geohazard Team. He maintains a collaborative link with oil and gas, renewables and telecommunications industries.

  • Prof. Jau-Yau Lu
    National Chung Hsing University
    Presentation Title: Sediment Load and Scour of Intermittent Rivers in Central Taiwan
  • 1984~1990 ‧ Hydraulic Engineer, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    1990~2016 ‧ Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
    2012~2013 ‧ Deputy Director-General, Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute, National Applied Research Laboratories, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Mr. Knut Oberhagemann
    Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
    Presentation Title: The Brahmaputra – Scour and Erosion Processes and Countermeasures
  • Knut Oberhagemann has worked since 2001 as a consulting engineer for Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Canada.  He has more than 25 years of experience working on rivers in four continents with most of his time dedicated to the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh and India.  He has been involved with the stabilization of the Brahmaputra for more than 20 years and has helped develop and introduce the innovative riverbank protection technique using sand-filled geotextile bags.  As a result, geotextile bag revetments are nowadays widely used in both countries with a strong established local geotextile industry.  His current work includes the formulation of a river stabilization plan for nearly 400km of the Lower Brahmaputra River System in Bangladesh, expanding riverbank protection to river training works.

  • Dr. Andreas Roulund
    Presentation Title: Rock Structures – Scour Engineering in Offshore Wind
  • Roulund has long experience combining practical coastal engineering design with scientific work relating to numerical and physical modelling, sediment transport, scour and rubble mound structures. As a consulting coastal engineer, he has since 2001 been involved in a diverse range of coastal engineering project including beach design, breakwaters, offshore wind farms, jetties and cooling water intake outfall structures. He is experienced in specialist assignments for establishment of met-ocean design conditions, hydrodynamic loads, scour assessment and -protection and physical model testing. Since 2014 he has been employed within Ørsted in its engineering division for offshore wind. Here he has led scour and seabed morphological designs, supported cable and foundation rock works installation, and performed and published R&D activities. A.Roulund is through Ørsted currently engaged in the Joint Industry Project: Handbook on Scour Protections JIP HaSPro. A. Roulund has maintained close contact with the Technical University of Denmark and has since 2011 been employed as external lecturer at the University on Scour and Rock Works topics.

  • Prof. Tetsuya Sumi
    Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    Presentation Title: Historical Perspective and Challenges on Sediment Flushing in the Kurobe River, Japan
  • He worked for the Ministry of Construction, Japanese government, from 1985 to 1998 mainly at the Public Works Research Institute in the field of Hydraulics in Dam Engineering. He was an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering Kyoto University from 1998 and now is his current position from 2009. His specialties are hydraulic engineering, dam engineering and civil engineering, with particular emphasis on sediment management of rivers and reservoirs, river restoration, dam operation, numerical modeling and field monitoring of sediment flushing, bypassing and replenishment. He is joining several projects on the integrated sediment management for reservoir sustainability and improvement of river basin environment. Recently he chaired the national committee on dam upgrading initiative. He is contributing to several international associations and conferences such as ICOLD, IAHR, ISRS and ISE. He hosted the 2nd International Workshop on Sediment Bypass Tunnels in 2017 with the collaboration with ETH-Swiss and NTU-Taiwan. He is also leading international symposium of Flash Flood in Wadi Systems under the regional project of GADRI.

  • Important Dates
    Deadline for Abstract Submission
    January 15, 2018
    Deadline for Paper Submission
    June 15, 2018
    Conference Dates
    November 5-8, 2018