10 - 12 December, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ahmad Khalil

Ports and Marine Director and Regional Sector Leader, Middle East

10:00 AM Coastal protection: A joint venture between engineering and nature

  • Hybrid coastal protection: examples in island reclamation
  • Island morphology: a balance between functional considerations, shoreline erosion mitigation and water refreshment
  • Hydrodynamic modelling: Case studies of flow, refreshment, water quality and plume dispersion in land reclamation projects
  • The extreme effects: Tsunami modelling in coastal and marine developments

10:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding the marine environmental consequences of artificial island construction and mitigating associated risks

Construction of a large number of islands and coastal developments in the region may lead to damage or deterioration of the natural environment, cause harm to wild or marine life or affect their aesthetic value.

This panel will discuss:
  • Marine environmental consequences of artificial island construction
  • Latest marine protection laws issued for the Dubai coastal area
  • Best practices to monitor and assess land reclamation’s impacts on species, habitats and the marine ecosystem
  • Methods to avoid permanent loss of marine habitats, and predict changes in coastal currents
  • Ways to mitigate the significant adverse impacts on marine and coastal biodiversity

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