We are speaking at the International Conference on Coastal Engineering

Join Royal HaskoningDHV’s team as they walk you through Resilience Engineering in the Coastal Zone detailing their success stories at the 37th biannual International Conference on Coastal Engineering on 4– 9 December 2022 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Coastline with an ocean, beach and city in the background

We’re proud to be the Gold Sponsor of this year’s International Conference on Coastal Engineering and the Women in Coastal Engineering event at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia.

See innovative coastal management solutions – and hear success stories

Come and meet some of the resilience experts that make up our talented team at the International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) this December. We’ll be sharing insights from real coastal resilience case studies and discussing innovations in the industry at the 37th biannual conference in Sydney.

We’ll be joining many other industry experts as we share our thoughts on this year’s theme: The Present State of the Art and Science of Coastal Engineering.

Protecting our coastlines is becoming more important by the year in the face of accelerating climate change and the increasing frequency of coastal hazards, unexpected tidal patterns, and inclement weather. That’s why it’s so valuable that we take these opportunities to discuss best practices with colleagues from around the world.

Join us in Lounge 17, where we’ll be sharing our experience from case studies such as the Palm Beach Protection Project & Design of the Artificial Reef, the Intertidal Waterpark in the Netherlands, and dredging the Port of Newcastle. Our sessions will cover flood risks, erosion prevention, sea wall maintenance, mooring analysis, and so much more.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Presentations: hear our experts present real-life cases

Development of flood risk reduction investment strategies through global flood risk tool and application of adaptation pathways

  • Speaker: Matthijs Bos, Climate Adaptation and Flood Resilience Lead, SG
  • When: 5 December, 11:20 - 11:40
  • Room: C2.2, Session 2

Developing digital tools for planning, coordination and visualisation of data and designs for Darwin Middle Arm

  • Presenter: Beau Mackenzie, Civil Modeller/Digital Lead
  • When: 5 December, 16:00.
  • Room: C2.6 and Pyrmont Foyer, Poster Session and Social Reception

Port of Newcastle, NSW, Australia - maintenance dredging and unconfined sea disposal of dredge material

  • Speaker: Greg Britton, Technical Director
  • When: December 6, 14:20 – 14:40
  • Room: C2.4, Session 28

Dealing with an existential threat from climate change at Ebeye, Marshall Islands: structural protection against ocean storm erosion and wave overtopping

  • Speaker: Pat Lawless, Senior Coastal Engineer, AU
  • When: 6 December, 14:40 – 15:00
  • Room: C2.5, Session 29

Climate change impacts on reef top islands

  • Speaker: Stuart Bettington, Technical Director, AU
  • When: 7 December, 10:20 – 10:40
  • Room: Pyrmont Theatre, Session 36

Adapting to climate change: risk-based shoreline management planning

  • Speaker: Sian John, Coastal Adaptation Lead for the Pacific, NZ
  • When: 7 December, 11:40 – 12:00
  • Room: Pyrmont Theare, Session 36

Physical modelling of rock bags for coastal protection applications

  • Speaker: Dan Messiter, Principal Maritime Coastal Consultant, AU
  • When: 9 December, 10:40 – 11:00
  • Room: C2.2, Session 62

Monitoring of the Palm beach artificial reef

Speaker: Paul Prenzler, Principal Coastal Engineer, AU
When: 8 December, 16:50 – 17:10
Room: C2.5, Session 59

It does not have to be so hard!
Approaches to foreshore management using adaptive nature-based solutions and living foreshores

  • Speaker: Nick Lewis, Director and Senior Scientist, AU
  • When: 9 December, 11:40 – 12:00
  • Room: C2.2, Session 62

Challenges in designing a wind farm on an eroding beach near Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Speaker: Anne de Beer, Coastal morphology specialist, NL
  • When: 8 December, 14:00 – 14:20
  • Room: C2.2, Session 50

Innovative seawall design development in NSW, Australia: 4 recent case studies

  • Speaker: Natalie Patterson, Senior Coastal Engineer, AU
  • When: 9 December, 10:00 – 10:20
  • Room: C2.2, Session 62

The selection and design of vegetated dunes as preferred main coastal protection system for Beira, Mozambique

  • Speaker: Odelinde Nieuwenhuis, Senior Project Manager Coastal and River Engineering, NL
  • When: 6 December, 12:40 – 13:00
  • Room: C2.1, Session 13

Event: Women in Coastal Engineering

Where: ICCE conference venue
When: Tuesday 6 December, 18:00-20:00


Following the technical sessions, we’ll also be joining the Women in Coastal Engineering panel event, hosted by Dr. Kristen Splinter from the Water Research Laboratory. Open to all delegates, this discussion will explore the realities of gender diversity, inclusivity, career path options, mentoring, and work life balance in the coastal engineering industry. Dr. Splinter will be joined by four other industry experts, including Sarah Budd, our APAC Business Unit Director.

Conference details

Date & location
 4 – 9 Dec 2022 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia
More details
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Date & location
 4 – 9 Dec 2022 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia
More details
Visit website of ICCE 2022

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