EP037:
Science-Informed Decision Making for Future Estuaries





Session ID#: 23332

Session Description:
River-estuaries, deltas and harbors around world are densely populated systems with rich ecosystem diversity and economic resources. Human activities both directly, via changes in the morphologic, hydrologic, and socio-economic characteristics of these systems, and indirectly through climate change impacts (i.e. sea level rise(SLR) and changed freshwater inflow regime) on wide ranges of timescales present important management challenges. This session focuses on recent scientific advancements in the analysis of estuarine systems, and how available data and emerging technologies can be used to better understand the dynamics of these systems and predict their response to trending drivers. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions that explore the dynamic response of estuaries to the human-induced alterations within watersheds and in coastal regions (including but not limited to navigational developments, flood mitigation measures, urbanization and resources management). Advanced techniques in statistical/numerical modeling and data-driven decision-support systems that take SLR into account for sustainable management are highly encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Hamed Moftakhari, University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States
Conveners:  David A Jay, Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States, Zachary D Tessler, Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Environmental Sciences Initiative, New York, NY, United States and Mick Van der Wegen, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

4235 Estuarine processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4556 Sea level: variations and mean [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
6309 Decision making under uncertainty [POLICY SCIENCES]
6334 Regional planning [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Edgardo M Latrubesse, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Edward Park, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Asian School of the Environment-NTU, Singapore, Singapore
Dongdong Shao1, Weilun Gao1, Wang Zheng Bing2, Prateek Rajput3, Wei Yang1, Tao Sun1 and Baoshan Cui4, (1)Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, (2)Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, (3)Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Kanpur, India, (4)Beijing Normal University, School of Environment, Beijing, China
Mark T Stacey1, Mark Lubell2, Michelle Hummel3, Ruo-Qian Wang3, Patrick Barnard4, Li H Erikson4, Liv Herdman5, Alexei Pozdnukhov3 and Madeleine Sheehan3, (1)Univ California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (3)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (5)USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Julien Groenenboom1, Rob Uittenbogaard2, Lambèr Hulsen3, Theo van der Kaaij1 and Neeltje Kielen4, (1)Deltares, Environmental Hydrodynamics, Delft, Netherlands, (2)Deltares, Deltares Software Center, Delft, Netherlands, (3)Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, (4)Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Lelystad, Netherlands
Paul Marchese, Queensborough Community College of CUNY, Bayside, NY, United States
Hamed Moftakhari1, Jochen E Schubert2, Amir AghaKouchak1, Adam Luke1,3, Richard Matthew2 and Brett F Sanders2, (1)University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (3)University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Staci Lewis1, Robert B Dunbar2, David Mucciarone1 and Mallory Barkdull3, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Laney Community College, Oakland, CA, United States
Christopher M Tasich1, Jonathan M Gilligan1, Steven Lee Goodbred Jr2, Richard P Hale3 and Carol Wilson4, (1)Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States, (2)Vanderbilt University, Dept Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nashville, TN, United States, (3)Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, (4)Coastal Studies Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, United States