International Speakers

  • Ana Lillebø (Portugal)

    Principal Researcher, Dept. of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal

    Transdisciplinary research towards ecosystem-based management across coastal aquatic realms continuum
  • Alys Laver (UK)

    Steart Marshes Site Manager, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK

    Steart Marshes: Reshaping our coast for the future
  • Roger Falconer (UK)

    Emeritus Professor, Water and Environmental Engineering, Cardiff University, UK

    Coastal reservoirs: Hydro-environmental aspects for urban regeneration and energy supply
  • Meinard Tiessen (Netherlands)

    Senior Consultant, Deltares, Netherlands

    Estuarine restoration in the Netherlands: Managing salt intrusion through the Haringvliet sluices
  • Himangshu Das (USA)

    District's Subject Matter Expert, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USA

    Case studies: USACE storm surge barriers & large scale structures for sustainable coast
  • Yoh Yamashita (Japan)

    Professor, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan

    Studies on the ecological connectivity from forests to estuaries
  • Mike Elliott (UK)

    Professor, Dept. of Biological & Marine Sciences, University of Hull, UK

    The science and management of the continuum from structure and functioning to ecosystem services and societal goods and benefits

Korean Speakers

  • Jae-Hyeon Park

    CEO, K-water

    Management of water resources and estuary in Korea
  • Kyung-Hoon Shin

    Professor, Dept. of Marine Science & Convergence Engineering, Hanyang University

    • Professor, Hanyang University, Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering.
    • Fellow (Vice President), The Korean Academy of Marine Science
    • Isotope Ecology and Environmental Science
    Why we need to monitor estuarine ecosystem using compounds specific isotope ratio analysis?
  • Un-Sang Yeo

    Director, Ecological Research, Busan Development Institute

    Past, present and future of the Nakdong River Estuary (NRE)
  • Hyo-Seop Woo

    Professor, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

    How to apply NbS’s to sustainable estuary management
  • Doo-Gap Yi

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Science Studies, Seoul National University

    • Associate Professor, Dept. of Science Studies, Seoul National University Doogab Yi, The Recombinant University (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
    • Postdoc Fellow, US National Institutes of Health.
    • Ph.D. History, Princeton University.
    A natural, mechanical, and virtual river: Putting science and technology to work for river and estuary
  • Sung-Nam Lee

    Team leader, Ocean Ecology Restoration, Chungcheongnam-do

    Restoration of Bunam Lake and activation of coastal ecosystem
  • Chang-Hee Lee

    Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering & Energy, Myongji University

    A new policy for managing estuarine environment in Korea
  • Gea-Jae Joo

    Professor, Dept. of Biology, Pusan National University

    Strategy and implementation of long-term ecological research
  • Nam-Il Won

    Team leader, Aquatic Environmental Research Team Aquatic Connectivity & Ecosystem Functioning, K-water

    Barrage opening in the Nakdong River Estuary: One small step for estuarine restoration in Korea
  • Jeong-Hyeok Park

    Principal Researcher, K-water

    The future proof city: Busan Eco-Delta smart City(EDC) experience
  • Jae-Gab Cho

    Senior Researcher, GeoSystem Research Corp.

    Strategy of modeling for estuarine restoration and management

Roger Falconer

Prof. Roger Falconer graduated as a civil engineer, and has since spent over 40 years in academia, specialising in water and environmental engineering and acquiring extensive research experience in developing and applying computational hydro-environmental models for environmental impact assessment studies and engineering design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. At Cardiff he founded the Hydro-environmental Research Centre and managed the Department of Civil Engineering at his previous university (Bradford). He was a member of the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) and Chair of the Civil and Construction Engineering Sub-Panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). He was elected President and Honorary Member (2017) of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research IAHR (2011-15). He has published extensively in the field of computational hydro-environmental modelling and has delivered numerous keynote and external lectures world-wide. He has worked extensively on providing specialist advice, to industry and government departments, on a wide range of water environmental impact assessment (EIA) projects, both in the UK and overseas; for example, he was involved in an international high profile court case (Malaysia v. Singapore, 2003) and in the follow up EIA study. He has also interacted extensively with consulting engineering companies and regulatory agencies, through the provision of his hydro-environmental computer models. He has also participated extensively in TV and Press interviews, on a wide range of topics, most notably: the Severn Barrage, tidal lagoons, flooding, and global water security etc. 닫기

Ana Isabel Lillebø

Dr. Ana Lillebø holds a PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology (2001) from University of Coimbra, Portugal. During her PhD, she had externship training in Sweden and in Denmark and was award with the IMAR prize (2001). She did her Post-Doc trainingat IMAR, Southern Denmark University and University of Evora. Since 2006 she is an independent Researcher at CESAM/University Aveiro (UA), where from 2006-2010, she developed her research at the Dep. of Chemistry and from 2011 to present at the Dept. of Biology, where she is now Principal Researcher. She is a well-established researcher in Coastal Ecosystems with focus on: Coastal Ecosystems Ecological Status & Management; Applied Ecology & Nature-based solutions; Environmental Chemistry & Anthropogenic impacts; EU Policies & Ecosystem Services, in a transdisciplinary context. She presently granted with 2.5M € funding through a H2020 ERA Chair project (2021-2026) aiming at bringing to CESAM an outstanding academic in the topic of Environmental Economics and Natural Resources. She has collaborated with DG JRC on the Common Implementation Framework of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, co-authoring the 2nd Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem and their Services (MAES) report. She was also the main editor and co-author for theIWA book on Coastal Lagoons in Europe: Integrated Water Resource Strategies. 닫기

Mike Elliott

Prof. Mike Elliott has wide experience and interests in marine and estuarine ecology, human impacts, marine and estuarine management, governance and policy. He has co-authored/co-edited 17 books and more than 250 scientific publications. He has advised on many environmental matters for academia, industry, government and statutory bodies in Europe and elsewhere and is a member of governmental and other advisory bodies. Mike has adjunct and research positions at universities and research institutes in Europe, South Africa and Australia. He is a past-president of the international Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 닫기

Jae-Hyeon Park

Dr. Jae-hyeon Park is the CEO of K-water, Korea Water Resources Corporation. He received both his master’s degree and a doctorate in Civil Engineering (specifically hydraulic engineering) at Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, before beginning his career in the field of academia. He worked as a professor in the College of Engineering at Inje University for about 20 years from 2000, and was a visiting professor at the University of California, United States. In addition to his professional academics experiences, Dr. Park is widely recognized as an expert in the water sector since he actively engaged in diverse water-related activities such as the National Water Management Committee, Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development, Integrated Water Management Vision Forum, etc. In 2020, in recognition of his work in this field, Dr. Park was elected as the President of the Asia Water Council, and presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Water Council, Federation of Korean Society of Water and Academic Societies, and Korea Water and Wastewater Association. 닫기

Himangshu S Das

Dr. Das serves as the District’s Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing expert guidance in coastal hydrology and hydraulics. Currently he is serving as the technical lead for the Coastal Texas Mega project - $20 million applied research program to better understand coastal risk and resilience to develop and engineer innovative solution to reduce infrastructure risk specific to the Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico border. Prior to joining at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from 2008 to 2017, Dr. Das served as a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University (JSU). 닫기