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  • 01

    All day

    This Ship Time Program is aimed at all NSERC-funded researchers who intend to use a vessel for their DG-supported research in the coming years. It applies to: the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)/Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, undersea vehicles operated by the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility or other similar research platforms, and any other Canadian or foreign vessels crewed in conformance with the This link will take you to another Web site Canada Shipping Act 2001.

    Ship Time grants support ongoing DG research programs. These grants recognize the high costs associated with chartering research vessels in Canada and abroad. Applicants must hold a Discovery Grant (or be successful in the current DG competition) to be eligible to receive a Ship Time grant. Recipients of Ship Time grants must use the funds as described in the application. Requests to use an alternate vessel will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    Ship Time applicants may apply for more than one vessel at a time. Should the two vessels be part of the same project (e.g., a remotely operated vehicle and a support vessel), only one application is to be submitted.

    The normal duration of Ship Time grants is one year. Two-year grants will be considered in exceptional circumstances, where the project completion requires a firm commitment of funding for more than one year.

  • 11

    14:30 -15:30

    Short Bio

    Dr. Davina Passeri received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2015. Upon graduation, she received a Mendenhall post-doctoral fellowship from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is currently a Research Civil Engineer at USGS. Her research is concentrated on numerical modeling of hydrodynamics and coastal morphology, including hurricane storm surge, sea level rise and barrier island evolution.


    Low-gradient coastlines like the northern Gulf of Mexico in the U.S. are becoming increasingly vulnerable to coastal change hazards. Over short-time scales (hours and days), hazards such as tropical and extratropical storms can reshape sandy shorelines and barrier islands with increasingly larger effects as oceanic water levels approach and exceed dune elevations. Over long-time scales (decades), global climate change and sea level rise (SLR) in particular have the potential to affect coastal environments with more extensive tidal and storm surge inundation, increased erosion, and wetland loss. These effects can be detrimental for human communities and ecological habitats.  Planning for the future of coastal environments depends on scientific evaluations of the impacts of climate change and the evolution of the coastal landscape. Synergetic studies that integrate the dynamic interactions and feedbacks among physical, ecological, and anthropogenic environments provide more holistic evaluations. This talk focuses on integrated modeling studies of hydrodynamics, coastal morphology and ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico to understand how the coast has changed in the past and how it may be altered in the future under a changing environment.

  • 13

    09:00 -10:00

    Short Bio

    M.S. Ghidaoui is the Chinese Estates Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). He received the BASc (1989), MASc (1991) and Ph.D. (1993) all in civil engineering, University of Toronto, Canada.  His general interests are in the fields of hydraulics, water resources and environmental fluid mechanics. In particular, unsteady friction and turbulence in waterhammer; defect detection in pipes using waterhammer (transient) waves; numerical modelling of surface and closed conduit flows; and stability of shallow shear flows. Currently, he leads a large-scale theme-based project on smart urban water supply systems (Smart UWSS He is the editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Research, which is the flagship journal of IAHR, and served as its associate editor for 15 years.  Under his leadership, the journal achieved its highest ever impact factor. He is also the associate editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE; and Journal of Hydro-environment Research, IAHR-APD.  He is an editorial board member of the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML), Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Chinese Academy of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and served as an advisory board of the Journal of Hydroinformatics for 12 years. He served as the chair of IAHR’s Fluid Mechanics Committee from 2013 to 2018. He is a founding member of the IAHR Hong Kong Chapter and served as its chair over 10 years ago. He chaired the university senate committee on research and university senate committee on undergraduate studies. His awards include the Arthur Ippen Award, IAHR; the Albert Berry Memorial Award, American Water Works Association; and Hilgard Award for best paper (runner-up), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE. He received the Outstanding Faculty Award, HKUST. In addition, Prof Ghidaoui received two teaching excellence awards from the school of engineering at HKUST.


    Providing an overview of the intriguing concept of time reversal (TR) of waves. Examples show how TR has been instrumental in many fields and how TR underpins the foundation of a variety of practical equipment.  Applications include, for example, some approaches for destroying tumors and kidney stones as well as methodologies for detecting defects in solids, for pinpointing underground mineral deposits, and for assisting long distance communication. The recent experimental and theoretical research by the speaker’s group on TR of compressibility waves in pressurized elastic and visco-elastic pipes with frequencies ranging from a few Hz to tens of kHz will be elaborated.  The challenging effect of damping on TR and how such effects are dealt with will be discussed.  How the TR property can been exploited to develop robust, efficient and high resolution defect detection in water supply lines will be highlighted.  Illustrative examples of defect detection in both the lab and field context will be provided.

  • 15

    All day

    Conference Title: Urban Hydraulic Cycle in a Climate Changing Environment

    We are pleased to welcome you to the 4th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-4), which will be held online, promoted by the open-access journal Water

    In the last few years, three International Electronic Conferences on Water Sciences (ECWS-1, ECWS-2, and ECW-3) have addressed important water-related aspects. A fourth conference, aimed at deepening the discussion on issues of the urban hydraulic cycle (UHC), is needed, with the attention focused on water resources availability and exploitation and related management and works, drinking water processes, supply and water distribution systems, storm and sanitary sewers, and wastewater treatments.

    Climate change can alter the balance between the different components of the hydrological cycle. The induced variability may affect water resources availability, people’s lifestyle, and the behavior of water systems as a whole. It is necessary to introduce new models, processes, and methodologies for better (a) understanding how to exploit the available water resources and maintaining a sustainable regime of water use; (b) improving drinking water quality and sanitation, particularly in developing countries; (c) managing the water supply and distribution systems to reduce energy consumption and leakages, ensuring good quality; (d) designing, monitoring, and operating sanitary, storm, and combined sewers avoiding pollutant dispersion in the environment and urban floods; and (e) developing new wastewater treatments and processes to improve the water quality returned to the environment.

    The ECWS-4 invites researchers from the academia as well as from the industry to contribute with novel ideas and experiences to deal with processes within the context of UHC, making references to the following topics framed in a climate changing environment with a special focus on sustainability:

    • Managing Water Resources from Aquifers, Rivers and Lakes
    • Drinking Water Treatments and Processes with Special Focus on Developing Countries
    • Water Supply and Distribution Systems
    • Sanitary, Storm and Combined Sewers and Related Control Works
    • Wastewater Treatment Modeling, Optimization and Control

    Call for Submissions

    The 4th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-4) will be held from 13 to 29 November 2019 online . This event enables the researchers of research field to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues without the need to travel. All proceedings will be published on the conference homepage in open access format.

    Through this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

    • Managing Water Resources from Aquifers, Rivers and Lakes
    • Drinking Water Treatments and Processes with Special Focus on Developing Countries
    • Water Supply and Distribution Systems
    • Sanitary, Storm and Combined Sewers and Related Control Works
    • Wastewater Treatment Modeling, Optimization and Control

    The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. Selected papers presented in ECWS-4 will be published in a Special Issue of journal Water undergone a full peer-review (ISSN 2073-4441; Impact Factor: 2.524 (2018) with a 20% discount on the APCs); ECWS-4 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

    Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 15 September 2019 online at For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 31 October 2019. The conference itself will be held 13-29 November 2019.

    We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. ECWS-4 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

    Paper Submission Guidelines

    For information about the submission procedure and preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the “Instructions for Authors“.

  • 16

    All day

    The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.