Other activities

Exciting cruise and coach tours are scheduled on 13 Sept. 2002. All registered participants and accompanying persons are welcome to join one of the guided city tours and technical excursion (free of charge)
(1)  CT1: Cruise of the Beijing canals – Participants will enjoy the beautiful lakes, ancient water supply canals, the summer palace and lunch in a restaurant by the Kunming lake.
Time: 9:30-16:00, 13 Sept. 2002; Meeting point: West gate of the China Hall of Science & Technology (convention center). 
(2)  CT2: Great Wall and Underground Palace – Participants will visit the Great Wall and the Underground Palace by coach. A travel agency will be in attendance at the registration desk and will provide detailed information about the tour.
Time: 7:30-18:30, 13 Sept. 2002.
(3)  CT3: Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven – Visit to the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) and the Temple of Heaven. A travel agency will be in attendance at the registration desk and will provide detailed information about the tour.
Time: 8:30-17:30, 13 Sept. 2002.
(4)  Technical Excursion - A technical excursion is arranged to visit the Tsinghua University. Detailed information will be provided at the registration desk.
Time: 8:30-17:30. 13 Sept. 2002.  

(4 - 6 September 2002)
Before the symposium a short course on flood control engineering and flood risk analysis is provided by the Research Center on Flood and Drought Disaster Reduction of Ministry of Water Resources of China with main topics:

  • Risk Analysis
  • Stream Bank Protection
  • Toe Scour Determination
  • Hydraulic Analysis and Riprap Design

Lectures given in the short course are:
1. Introduction to probabilistic techniques and risk management        
By Prof. J. Vrijling
2. Flood risk assessment in the Netherlands        
By Prof. J. Vrijling and Ir.S.N. Jonkman
3. Ring-dike approach; pilot cases from the Netherlands                  
By Prof. J. Vrijling and Ir. S.N. Jonkman
4. High water information system (HIS)                                     
By Ir. S.N. Jonkman
5. Failure mechanisms of water defences
By Prof. J. Vrijling and Dr. G. H
6. Actual strength of dikes
By Dr. G. Hoffmans
7. Monitoring of safety
By Ir. K.W. Pilarczyk and Dr. G. Hoffmans
8. Structural design and alternatives                  
By Ir. K.W. Pilarczyk
9. Design and construction of the trial engineering for riverbank collapse treatment  
      By Prof. Yongjian Huang
10. Reinforcement Design and Construction of Yangtze River Dyke
By Prof. Wenchou Yu  

(12 September 2002)
The International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS) is a non-profit membership organization of individuals, institutions and corporations. The society is dedicated to the development of information systems technology for environmental applications. It promotes the international exchange of knowledge in the field of environmental information systems research. The society provides a forum to address issues relevant to foundations, techniques and tools of environmental information sciences. The forum brings together scientists, engineers and managers from a broad range of disciplines with common interests. The primary activities include organizing international conferences and regional workshops, as well as distributing publications. ISEIS publishes its official premier publication, the Journal of Environmental Information Sciences, in addition to newsletters. The society is exploring any opportunity to help its members succeed at the leading edge of their profession. As its vision, ISEIS is working towards to be an influential contributor of scientifically sound information to environmental science and engineering. Liaison person of the society is: Dr. Gordon G.H. Huang, Regina University of Canada, Email: Gordon.huang@uregina.ca
The ISEIS 2002 Specialty Conference on Environmental Information Systems will be held under the 2nd International Symposium on Flood Defense on 12 Sep.2002. The conference's main theme is Information Systems for Water Resources Management. The aim of the conference is to bring together leading researchers in the related areas to share ideas on theories, techniques and tools of information systems for water resources management, and to look at future perspectives and requirements. The ISEIS hopes that the conference will also stimulate global cooperation in the area of environmental information sciences. The ISEIS'2002 encourages contributions describing basic research and novel applications in terms of information technologies for water resources management and flood defense. Further information about the ISEIS meeting is available at http://env.uregina.ca/iseis/Events.htm

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