River deltas are critical coastal habitats. However, they are facing continuous threats such as increased erosion, flooding risk, and shrinking salt marshes and mangroves. This has become a global problem which requires international cooperation to find solutions. The Mega-Delta Programme was listed as one of the first round of the actions endorsed under the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. It aims to provide solutions to the problems faced by different types of deltas in different regions with different levels of social-economic development. All the deltas are faced with challenges caused by climate change and human activities. Thus, combined efforts from different organizations and multi-disciplines are required to fulfil the task.
The theme of this meeting is “Mega deltas – seeking solutions to the problem of sustainability”, during which, we will discuss about protection and restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity; community resilience to ocean hazards; and skills, knowledge and technology for all.
– Coastal hazards: erosion, sedimentation and flooding
– Resources of land and water: quality and quantity
– Wetlands restoration, biodiversity and blue carbon
– Multi-stake holders, capacity building, and potential solutions to challenges
Nov. 5, Sunday, registration,
Nov. 6, Monday, Plenary session + Yangtze-Mississippi Forum
Nov. 7, Tuesday, Parallel sessions; Discussion.
Nov. 8, Wednesday, Field excursion at the Yangtze Delta.
Registration open: 2023/8/15
Abstract submission deadline: 2023/9/30
Registration close (Early birds): 2023/10/15
How to submit Abstract
Please visit the website megadelta2023.ecnu.edu.cn
Or scan the QR code below
|By October 15, 2023||After October 15, 2023|
|Regular||2000 Yuan||2500 Yuan|
|Student||1200 Yuan||1800 Yuan|
|One-day Excursion||300 Yuan||300 Yuan|
|Exhibition Booth||6000 Yuan||6000 Yuan|
The State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC), East China Normal University
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