Overview and Direction


For any coastal reservoir development, more than 80% of efforts should be paid on research, others like the design, construction and management are relatively simple. For example, Shanghai spent 15 years for research, but only 2 year for construction. The future research challenges in CR projects includes determination of CR site, CR’s layout, prediction of quantity and quality of river flow, dike length, type and seawater intrusion, wetland pretreatment, climate changes, social/environmental impacts etc. CCRR needs to incorporate all practically available data into an integrated R&D model to enhance its benefit/cost ratio among the alternative options. CCRR will lead to establish a systematic way for CR design guidelines and construction/management code by incorporating life-cycle cost and risk assessment techniques. The research core of CCRR is to provide high quality water at affordable cost by applying engineering methods to large and complicated water supply systems.

Research Directions

  • Hydrology and Analysis of water resources availability;
  • Catchment management and water quality improvement
  • Eco-hydraulics and agricultural wetland
  • Real time measurement of water quality and dike stability
  • Maritime geotechnical and dike construction
  • Durable structural engineering in seawater
  • Algal bloom prevention in reservoirs
  • Protection of coastal environment and coastal engineering
  • Life Cycle Cost and Risk Management Models
Last reviewed: 8 February, 2018