Large-scale marine development projects are essential for economic development in coastal and deltaic areas around the world. Singapore is a prime example of a location in which natural and man-amde worlds are in growing conflict. As the planet is rapidly becoming increasingly “hot, flat and crowded”, the conflict intensifies and calls for different ways of managing and developing coastal zones, as well as designing and carrying out engineering works while considering natural functions.
To address a range of associated issues, a seminar entitled Biological Approaches to Coastal Enhancement and Restoration – jointly organised by National Parks Board, EcoShape, Singapore-Delft Water Alliance and NUSDeltares – will be held on October 24, 2012 at the National University of Singapore. The seminar offers an opportunity to hear a series of cutting-edge talks identifying Singapore coastal enhancement and restoration opportunities, and present a state-of-the-art approach to ecologically-friendly designing. For example, a proposed coastal enhancement design will be presented for East Coast Park, illustrating this ecologically-friendly design approach. Additionally, integrated methods for monitoring and predicting ecological response will also be presented.
Following the presentations, a round table discussion on biological approaches to coastal enhancement and restoration in Singapore will be facilitated by National Parks Board. Following the round table discussion, there will be a social gathering to close out the day.
View this invitation online HERE.