Thursday 18th November 2021


14h00 to 16h00 (GMT+7)


This webinar is for Developers, Contractors, and anybody that has an interest or role to play in coastal development.


No cost


When joining the live webinar, you can choose to listen to Vietnamese or English.

Workshop Agenda

Welcome keynote address (World Bank)

The need to urgently address coastal erosion in Vietnam

 5-10 min

From understanding the problem to identifying solutions (Royal HaskoningDHV)

What is the main cause of coastal erosion? Why do ad-hoc solutions lead to higher costs in the long run? What can be done to find a cost-effective and sustainable solution?  These are just some of the questions that we will be addressing.


Why physical model tests make sense (Water Research Laboratory)

This presentation will cover the history of physical modelling for coastal engineering through to contemporary physical modelling, with a focus on the benefits that physical model tests can bring to your coastal development project. 


A contractor’s perspective (Khang Duc)

This final presentation will cover some of the practicalities that should be considered, from a construction perspective, when embarking on a coastal development project.  

Q&A  20min

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About Dzung Huy Nguyen

Dzung Huy Nguyen Huy Dzung is a Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the Work Bank Vietnam Office. He has been engaging not only in the disaster risk management but in agriculture development, irrigation engineering, water resources management, urban, transport, energy, and social protection to promote and leverage climate and disaster resilience in sector policy development and investments. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2011, he spent 4 years at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the Mekong River Commission Secretariat, working on the flood risk management in the Lower Mekong River Basin countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam. Before that, he served 7 years as a Water Engineer at the Department of Dyke Management and the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority of the Vietnamese Government. 

Joost LansenAbout Joost Lansen

Joost is a Port and Coastal Engineering expert having more than 13 years of experience on a range of national and international projects, with a specific focus on waves, (port) planning, inland waterway transport, and project management. His strengths lay in analyzing complex problems and formulating required activities to come up with applicable and practical solutions. Besides working at Royal HaskoningDHV, he is also a part-time lecturer at Delft University of Technology for Ports and Waterways.


About Matt Blacka

Matt BlackaMatt is a Chartered Professional Engineer who leads projects in the fields of coastal processes and hazards, estuary processes, coastal structures and coastal climate change adaptation. His projects in these areas include engineering design, vulnerability assessment, management planning, physical modelling, field data collection and monitoring. Matt is one of Australia’s experts in the application of physical models for analysis of coastal and marine structures, having modelled over 40 coastal engineering projects, and published many papers on coastal structure physical modelling methods and case studies. Matt’s expertise is in the application of both 2D and 3D physical models for assessing rock and precast concrete armoured structures as well as the measurement of wave loading on rigid marine structures such as caissons, platforms, jetties and wharves.

About James Carley

James CarleyJames is a Principal Coastal Engineer with over 30 years of experience working in the Australian coastal and water engineering industries, and is also a surfer, surf life saver and open water swimmer. He has served on Engineers Australia’s NSW Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel (COPEP) since 2000 and is Chair of the Engineers Australia’s National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE). James specializes in engineering problems related to coastal processes, coastal hazards and management, and coastal structures. He has provided specialist consulting advice on projects ranging from simple boatsheds to billion-dollar ports. His coastal structure experience ranges from conventional rock and concrete structures such as seawalls and breakwaters, to surfing reefs and offshore breakwaters, and structures made from car tyres and geotextiles.

Ha Thanh HaiAbout Thanh Hai Ha

Thanh Hai graduated from the University of Transport and Communications with an MBA degree in Project Management. He has been a PMI member and obtained PMP certification since 2017. He has gained profound experience in the management of major Infrastructure & Energy industry construction, as known as Immersed Saigon Tunnel of East-West highway; the Metro urban railway Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien package 1B & 2; Tra Vinh V1.1 wind farm. He joined Khang Duc I&C in 2020 and holds the position of Tender manager for the firm.