A large portion of the world’s population inhabits coastal areas, and puts significant stress on surface and ground water resources. In addition, sea level rise due to climate change is expected to adversely impact coastal systems, in particular, groundwater resources. A UN report showed that by 2050, seven of the ten most vulnerable countries worldwide are in the Asia-Pacific region. In other parts of the globe, groundwater in coastal areas has received much attention from the international scientific community, Government Departments and other ground water stakeholders. However, in the Asia-Pacific region, scientists, engineers and managers who are concerned with coastal groundwater have had few opportunities for specialized forums. To this end, a group of water experts from academia, governments and international organizations with a common interest in the management of coastal aquifers for socio-economic development, has cooperated to initiate the Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting (APCAMM), first established in 2009. The main goal of this bi-annual forum is to provide an opportunity for people both locally and from outside the Asia-Pacific region to share knowledge in coastal aquifer water resources and management, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Important dates

Milestones Date
Abstract Submission Open 15 March 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline

Deadline Extension

20 March 2017

30 May 2017

Acceptance notification

Extension of Acceptance notification

30 April 2017

15 June 2017

Short Course Registration Deadline 1 July 2017
Early – Bird registration Deadline 1 July 2017
Regular registration 16-17 Junle 2017
Date Events Remark
Saturday and Sunday

(15-16 July, 2017)

Pre-conference workshop: SEAWAT Course Optional

(17 July, 2017)

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Section 1: Coastal Aquifer Management

Section 2: Numerical modeling

Section 3: Investigations of Coastal Aquifers


(18 July 2017)

Excursion : Da Nang – Quang Tri : Gio Linh welfield and Water treatment plan Optional

(19 Junly, 2017)

Section 4: Geochemistry and Isotopes

Section 5: Island Hydrogeology

Section 6: Saltwater intrusion Vulnerability and Climate change and Sea level rise  Impacts to Coastal Aquifer

  • Namsik PARK, Dong-A University, RP Korea (Chairman)
  • Weixing GUO, WSP, USA
  • Jiu Jimmy JIAO, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (China)
  • Quy Nhan PHAM, Hanoi University of  Natural Resources & Environment, Vietnam
  • Adrian WERNER, Flinders University, Australia
  • Hailong LI, China University of Geosciences, PR China
  • Huy Giao PHAM, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand