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IAHR/IWA Joint Committee on Marine Outfall Systems

Leadership Team


Robin Morelissen
Deltares | Delft Hydraulics
Harbour, Coastal & Offshore Engineering

Vice Chair

Mathew Wood
HR Wallingford


Past Chair

Dr. Daniel Botelho
Water & Environment


  • Tan Cheng Ann, DHI Water & Environment (S)Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Ozeair Abessi, School of Civil Engineering Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
  • Jim Bradley, MWH New Zealand Limited, New Zealand
  • Majid Mohammadian, Civil Engineering University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Dongdong Shao, School of Environment Beijing Normal University, China
  • Eduardo Yassuda, Tetra Tech Brazil, Brazil
  • Riaan van der Merwe, Dept. of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Ed Beling, Intrawater Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Song Jie, School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Co-opted Members

  • Philip Roberts, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Tobias Bleninger, Dept.of Env. Eng., Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Adrian WingKeung Law, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

IAHR Hydraulics Division Programme Officer

Past Events

International Symposium on Outfall Systems 2016, University of Ottawa, Canada , 10 May 2016 - 13 May 2016, booklet, proceeding


  • International Conference on Desalination, Environment and Marine Outfall Systems, 13-16 April 2014, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman  Website  Programme  Book of abstracts  Proceedings published by Springer
  • 7th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, 7-9 January 2014, Singapore  Website
  • International Symposium on Outfall Systems in Mar del Plata, Argentina, 15-18 May 2011  Website  Contact
  • "Advanced Study Institute on Recent Developments in Nearshore Coastal Water Quality Research: Prediction, Hydro-biological Interactions and Management", The University of Hong Kong, 14- 19 December 2009
  • "Techonological Advances in the Design and Control of Desalination Discharges into the Sea" 5-6 October 2009: Valencia, Spain
  • 5th International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges and Coastal Environment - MWWD 2008 -
  • 4th International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges and Environment - MWWD 2006 -
  • 31st IAHr World Congress - Water Engineering for the Future - Choices and Challenges, 25-30 September 2005, Seoul, Korea, including an outfalls workshop
  • XXI Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidráulica, 18-22 October 2004, Sao Pedro, Brazil, including a Keynote on outfalls
  • 4th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics 15-18 December 2004, The University of Hong Kong
  • Workshop: Submarine Outfalls: Design Considerations and Environmental Performance Monitoring, 1-3 December 2003, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 30th IAHR World Congress, 24-29 August 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece, Including a short course on "Design and Construction of Sea Outfalls"
  • 3rd International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges and Environment - MWWD 2004 - September 27 - October 2, 2004, Catania, Italy
  • 2nd International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges - MWWD 2002 -
  • 1st International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges - MWWD 2000 -