The 6th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences
15–30 Nov 2021
Climate Change, Human Interventions, Coastal Zones
- Go to the Sessions
- 1. The Impact of Eustatic and Regional Sea Level Rise on Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas in Terms of Flood Risk and Hazard Assessment
- 2. The Impact of Eustatic and Regional Sea Level Rise on Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas on Coastal Ecology
- 3. The Impact of Climate Change Induced Changes in Wave and Storm Surge Climate on Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas in Terms of Flood Risk and Hazard Assessment
- 4. The Impact of Climate Change Induced Changes in Wave and Storm Surge Climate on Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas on Coastal Ecology
- 5. Soft and Hard Interventions to Adapt to and Mitigate Abiotic and Biotic Coastal Change Due to Climate Change and Human Interventions
- 6. Assessing the Functioning and Services of Socio-Economic and Ecological Coastal Systems
- 7. Poster
- Event Details
Welcome from the Chair
Conference Title: The Impact of Climate Change and Human Interventions on Coastal Zones
We are pleased to welcome you to the 6th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-6) addressing the impacts of climate change and human interventions on coastal zones. The conference will be held online and promoted and facilitated by the open-access MDPI Journal Water .
In the last few years, five International Electronic Conferences on Water Sciences (ECWS-1, ECWS-2, ECW-3, ECWS-4 and ECWS-5) have addressed a variety of important water-related aspects. A sixth conference focusing on the impact of climate change and human interventions on coastal zones in the Anthropocene is considered timely. The Earth’s most recent geologic time period is a complex mix of climatic changes and human interventions. There exists overwhelming regional as well as global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric, and other earth-system compartments and processes are now altered by a wide diversity of anthropogenic activities. Different aspects of the interactions between water and the coastal geo-, bio- and ecosphere in the context of global changes will be considered in this conference.
The ECWS-6 invites researchers from academia as well as practioners to contribute original results, novel ideas, scientific concepts and new technologies and experiences to deal with processes within the context of coastal change, making reference to the following topics framed in a changing coastal environment with a special focus on sustainability, resilience, and adaptation:
- The impact of eustatic and regional sea level rise on coasts, estuaries and deltas in terms of flood risk and hazard assessment
- The impact of eustatic and regional sea level rise on coasts, estuaries and deltas on coastal ecology
- The impact of climate change induced changes in wave and storm surge climate on coasts, estuaries and deltas in terms of flood risk and hazard assessment
- The impact of climate change induced changes in wave and storm surge climate on coasts, estuaries and deltas on coastal ecology
- Soft and hard interventions to adapt to and mitigate abiotic and biotic coastal change due to climate change and human interventions
- Assessing the functioning and services of socio-economic and ecological coastal systems
and also a Poster session. Posters can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.
This event will solely be an online proceeding which allows the participation from all over the world with no concerns of travel and related expenditures. An electronic conference provides a platform for rapid and direct exchanges about the latest research findings and novel ideas. The participation as well as the “attendance” of this online conference is free of charge.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of this e-conference, and selected papers will be published in Water with a 20% discount off the APC.
We hope the community will share this enthusiasm and help making this 6th edition a success—for many to come in the future.
Conference Secretariat:Ms. Aurora Li
Ms. Angel Wang
Ms. Jade Wei
Opening Speech from the Chair
Prof. Dr. Marcel J.F. Stive
Opening Speech from the Committee
Dr. Fangxin Fang
from Session: The impact of climate change-induced changes in wave and storm surge climate on coasts, estuaries and deltas in terms of flood risk and hazard assessment
2. The Impact of Eustatic and Regional Sea Level Rise on Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas on Coastal Ecology
3. The Impact of Climate Change Induced Changes in Wave and Storm Surge Climate on Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas in Terms of Flood Risk and Hazard Assessment
4. The Impact of Climate Change Induced Changes in Wave and Storm Surge Climate on Coasts, Estuaries and Deltas on Coastal Ecology
5. Soft and Hard Interventions to Adapt to and Mitigate Abiotic and Biotic Coastal Change Due to Climate Change and Human Interventions
6. Assessing the Functioning and Services of Socio-Economic and Ecological Coastal Systems
Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Professor Stive, since March 2017 emeritus professor, has plus 40 years experience in research and consultancy projects in the fields of hydraulic engineering, coastal morphodynamics, coastal bio-geomorphology and coastal and estuarine management, as team member, as team leader and as advisor. His record involves coasts, estuaries, harbours and offshore projects in many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, using fieldwork, experimental physical and mathematical physical models.
Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech, Barcelona, Spain
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Laurens Bouwer is a senior scientist at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), working on risk and vulnerability models for assessing climate change impacts on water resources and natural hazard risk. He has applied hydrological models and damage models at various scales. At GERICS, he focusses on the use of climate and (extreme) weather data in impact assessments, and development of related services.
Italian National Research Council-Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR-IRPI) Via Amendola 122/I, Bari 70126, Italy
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Hohai University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Dongchuan Road 500, Shanghai 200241, China
Instructions for Authors
- Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words) online on this website until 25 October 2021.
- The Conference Committee will notify the acceptance of the abstract by 1 November 2021.
- In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to submit their manuscript, along with a presentation and optionally a video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 8 November 2021.
- The manuscripts and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/event/ECWS-6 for discussion and rating during the time of the conference from 15－30 November 2021.
- The open access journal Water will publish a Special Issue of the conference proceedings papers.
- All accepted extended abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in MDPI Proceedings series journals - Environmental Sciences Proceedings (ISSN: 2673-4931, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/environsciproc).
- After the conference, the Conference Committee will recommend manuscripts that may be included for publication in the Special Issue of this conference.
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:
- Full author names
- Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
- Results and Discussion
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the https://sciforum.net/event/ECWS-6 proprietary slide viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online display.
Authors are requested to submit video presentations accompany with extended submissions. Video should be no longer than 3-5 minutes and prepared with one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). It should be submitted with the full manuscript before 8 November 2021.
The accepted submissions will be shown on the conference submission page of ECWS-6 which will be open after the conference starts.
Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.
Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in.
Accepted File Formats
- MS Word: Manuscripts prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
6th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences Microsoft Word template file
Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm × 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
- Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of Coatings. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example, [1,2],  or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
- Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
- Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figures and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
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Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.
MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).
To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the following award:
Number of Awards Available: 3Prize: 500 CHF and a voucher in 400 CHF. The winner will be assessed by the Conference Committee.
Number of Awards Available: 2Prize: 300 CHF and a voucher in 300 CHF. The winner will be assessed by the Conference Committee.
Terms and Conditions:
1. Full paper must be submitted to ECWS-6.
2. The quality of the paper.
3. The scientific content of the paper
1. Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each paper in terms of the criteria outlined above.
2. The score for each paper will be ranked, from highest to lowest.
3. If two or more papers get the same score, further evaluation will be carried out.
4. All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 25 October 2021
Notification of Acceptance: 1 November 2021
Deadline for Submission of Full Paper/Poster/Power Point: 8 November 2021
Conference Open: 15-30 November 2021
List of accepted submissions (16)
Thalassotherapy, Health Benefits of Sea Water, Climate and Marine Environment: A Narrative Review
Submitted: 25 Jul 2021
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The aim of this review was to summarize any evidence-based clinical uses of thalassotherapy. PubMed was searched up to the 15th July 2021 for relevant studies. Overall, 560 articles were found and 14 studies were included in this review. Clinical efficacy of thalassotherapy was mostly tested for skin problems (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo) and rheumatic disorders (fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis). Disease severity and the patients’ quality of life significantly improved after intervention, with the majority of evidence for psoriasis and fibromyalgia. Thalassotherapy can be associated with symptomatic improvements in some health conditions. Further studies on the topic are recommended.
Storm Event Analysis of Forested Catchments on the Atlantic Coastal Plain Using MSME, a Modified SCS-CN Runoff Model
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Submitted: 18 Jun 2021
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In this study, we calibrated and tested the Soil Conservation Service Curve Number (SCS-CN) based Modified Sahu-Mishra-Eldo (MSME) model for predicting storm event total direct runoff (Qtot) The MSME model satisfactorily predicted the estimated Qtot_pred for three watersheds, unsatisfactory for one watershed. These results demonstrate MSME model’s potential to predict direct runoff in poorly drained forested watersheds as reference for urbanizing coastal landscapes. The flooding conditions of the lower coastal plain landscapes can be further exacerbated beyond that shown by storm runoff-based flood discharges potentially due to ground water table rise as sea level rises.
Hydromorphological Assessment of Coastal Waters: Is a GIS-Based Pan-European Assessment Method Feasible?
Submitted: 25 Oct 2021
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Multiple human activities are concentrated along the coasts, causing various physical alterations to hydromorphological (HM) features of coastal ecosystems. We reviewed available knowledge and tools as a basis for the development of a GIS-based pan-European methodology for the assessment of hydromorphological alterations in coastal and transitional waters. We found that there are not many pan-European GIS-based spatial data available to define a baseline for hydromorphological assessment within transitional and coastal waters, although present conditions pressure data are available. Significant number of hydromorphological features of coastal and transitional waters could be assessed using GIS-based data, but combination of various data sources and assessment approaches is needed.
Volumetric Change of the Coastal Dunes of the Isla De Buda (Ebro Delta) Between 2005 and 2017 Using LIDAR Data
Submitted: 27 Aug 2021
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The latest storms have highlighted the vulnerability of the Ebro delta coast, especially in the Buda Island area. There, the dune field is being significantly reduced due to erosion caused by large waves. This paper shows the volumetric variation of the dune field of the Buda Island using LiDAR data in the period 2005-2017. By 2017, almost half of the area and volume of the dunes that were present in 2005 had been lost. Changes in this coastal stretch as a result of storms Gloria (2020) and Filomena (2021) have also been analysed using Sentinel-2 images. The results show that the Buda Island suffers a strong erosion that involves the loss of a large part of the dune sediments and the retreat of the coastline.
Water, Terrorist Attacks, Industrial Accidents, and Modeling Possible Impacts of These Incident in Coastal Ecosystems With Computational Model
Submitted: 25 Oct 2021
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Emergent water pollution accidents range primarily based on pollution location, sources of pollution, levels of pollution, and pollution timeframe. Because of climatic conditions, human factors, and technological flaws, inappropriate chemical usage, spills and explosions in the chemical industry, and oil tankers, there have been significant economic losses, environmental devastation, and deaths. In this paper possible changes that would occur in the ecosystem of a coastal in response to a terrorist attack or/and industrial accident will be identified and discussed. A very brief revision will be done on ecosystem organization, succession, effects of pollutants and biomagnification, and coastal water renewal characteristics to draw possible scenario under a terrorist attack or/and industrial accident. Simple computational models will be used to simulate a coastal ecosystem and demonstrate the possible consequences of an incident.