Technical Seminar: Coastal Challenges to Flood Management in times of Climate Change
Super-Typhoon Mangkhut 2018 caused high storm surges resulting in serious flooding in many low-lying coastal areas in Hong Kong. This reminds us of the inadequacy of our flood management infrastructure which has been well developed mainly for inland areas subject to rainfall induced floods. At the same time, with indisputable Climate Change, the mean sea levels are rising and storm surges will also be increased by more frequent Super-Typhoons due to increasingly warm Pacific Ocean temperatures. This seminar is to share the Speaker’s insights into the coastal challenges to flood management in times of Climate Changes. He will address coastal flood mitigation measures including emergency evacuation based on real-time sea level forecasting (by combining storm surge and astronomical tide predictions), coastal polders, storm surge barriers and floating structures. The last two measures are new to Hong Kong.
Date & Time : 19/12/2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue : Room Y302, Block Y, The HK Polytechnic University
Organisation : The Environmental Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, The Civil Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society (BSOMES), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research - Hong Kong Chapter (IAHR-HK)
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