The Conference will commence with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday 10 September 2019 and will conclude on Friday 13 September 2019. The program will include:

  • Welcome Reception;
  • nextGEN Poster Forum;
  • Women in Coastal Engineering Networking Function;
  • Three day technical programme;
  • Trade exhibition;
  • Field trips;
  • Conference Dinner; and
  • Pre-Conference Workshop and Short Course.

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Pre-Conference Short Course & Workshops

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Field Trips

Field trips will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 12 September 2019.

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Invited speakers are internationally recognised experts in their field, promising delegates an exciting and challenging program.

James Dalton Speaker
James C. Dalton, P.E.
Director of Civil Works
Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, D.C.

James C. Dalton serves as the Director of Civil Works, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.  In this position, under the policy guidance of the Chief of Engineers and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), he leads, manages and directs the policy development, programming, planning, design, construction, contingency operations and emergency response, operation, and maintenance activities of the Army Civil Works Program, a $6 billion annual program of water and related land resources of the United States and oversees the work of over 25,000 civilian employees.  He also represents the USACE in the United Nation’s Advisory Board High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters, and serves in several national and international water resources Committees.

Mr. Dalton was selected to the Senior Executive Service in January 2005.  From May 2007 until August 2016 he was Chief of USACE’s Engineering and Construction (E&C) Division, responsible for policy, program, and technical expertise in the design and construction programs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, other Federal agencies, and over 60 foreign nations.  He also served as the Corps’ South Atlantic Division and South Pacific Division Regional Integration Team (RIT) team leader, USACE Climate Change Adaption Committee Chair, and lead for USACE on Resilience.

From July 2005 to May 2007 Mr. Dalton was Regional Business Director for USACE’s South Atlantic Division in Atlanta, GA.  For the six months prior to that he was Director of Business Management for USACE’s Gulf Region Division in Baghdad, Iraq. There he provided executive leadership and direct supervision of the project management and technical functions in executing the GRD construction program.  Mr. Dalton managed the Regional Operating Budget and provided executive leadership in executing the financial management program.

Mr. Dalton spent several years working in the Middle East where he began as Office Engineer for the Utilities Resident Office in 1981 as part of the Saudi Arabia construction program. During his assignments in Saudi, he also served as project and resident engineer in various other offices.  He was the project manager for the Bosnia project to support Operation Joint Guard and other projects for the Transatlantic Program Center.

Mr. Dalton is a native of North Carolina and has been employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 1978. He began his career as a cost engineer in USACE’s Wilmington, NC District after completion of the training program.

Ron Cox
Associate Professor Ron Cox
Honorary Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW
Specialist consultant Water Research Laboratory UNSW
Board Member, PIANC Australia
Convenor ACCARNSI (Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure)

Ron has over 45 years’ experience across many areas of water, environmental and coastal engineering:-

  • teaching at university and training a large number of today’s practicing coastal and port engineers
  • working and undertaking research with industry and government, (local, state and federal ) both within Australia and overseas.

Ron is a longstanding member and previous Chair of EA NCCOE (National Committee of Coastal and Ocean Engineering) – he is also a longstanding board member of PIANC Australia. In these roles he was successful in bringing the international conferences of ICCE and PIANC to Sydney in 2000 and 2002.

In 2008 Ron was awarded Engineering Australia’s prestigious Sir John Holland Award for Civil Engineer of the Year, in recognition of his contribution to the profession particularly in coastal engineering.

Since 2009 Ron has lead the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure ACCARNSI with a focus on coastal settlements and infrastructure.

In recent years Ron has provided advice on flood and coastal policy to Commonwealth and State governments.

Ron has actively participated in the recent NSW Coastal Policy reforms – he is at present a member of the Coastal Panel and the independent NSW Coastal Council.

Social Program

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Optional Activities

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