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News Call for papers for the 1st International Conference on "Coastal Zone Management of River Deltas and Low Land Coastlines": CZMRDLLC 2010

The coastal zone is a dynamic area of natural change and of increasing human use. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is a dynamic, multidisciplinary and iterative process to promote sustainable management of coastal zones. As ICZM is considered as a key to the sustainable planning and development of densely populated delta areas worldwide, there is an increasing demand on sharing information, experience and knowledge in solving different coastal engineering problems. Delta and low land areas are in danger from modern civilization and may retreat in the near future. Scientists have the responsibility to stop the degradation of these areas. Accurate measures of coastal changes are a major concern for coastal zone management and can provide decision-makers with valuable information for integrated sustainable development of the River Deltas.

The main objective of the conference that will take place in Alexandria (Egypt) in 6-10 March 2010; is to bring engineers, scientists, managers, government agencies and officials world wide to exchange information and address the outstanding problems associated with coastal erosion / accretion / subsidence occurring on shorelines of river deltas and low land areas being increasingly influenced by manmade interference. Another objective is to propose sustainable solutions to minimize and adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change in the framework of Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

The technical program will consist of parallel sessions with invited keynote speakers. Papers are solicited on the themes outlined, falling within the scope of the conference. Abstracts should be submitted for the consideration of the scientific committee, following the guidelines established on the website;

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusion of the work to be described in the final paper. The final decision for publication in the proceedings will be based on the full paper manuscript. If accepted, papers must be presented by authors at the conference.

Abstracts and full paper manuscripts should be submitted within the set time schedule given below. Authors interested in journal publication will be assisted to submit their work to journals such as journals of AGU, ASCE, Coastal Research, NWRC, Egypt and Shore & Beach. The production of a single supplemental indexed journal issue will be explored.

The registration form is available online at the conference website.

The conference language is English. 

Extended deadline for abstracts: March 6, 2009.

Contact information Ibrahim El Shinnawy, Director of CoRI, Coastal Research Institute, 15 El-Pharaana St., El Shallalat, Alexandria, Egypt. Postal Code 21514 / Professor Nabil Ismail (email: ;
Phone: +203 4844614 ; +203 4844615 / Fax: +203 4844615
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Source of information Coastal Research Institute - CZMRDLLC 2010
Keyword(s) Coastal Zone Management, River Deltas
Geographical coverage Egypt
News date 03/02/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH