2024 Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting
Welcome to APCAMM

A significant portion of the global population resides near coastlines, placing a strain on water resources. This challenge is expected to worsen with climate change and rising sea levels, which could put nearly 45% of the world’s inhabitants at risk. Coastal water resources, including groundwater, are of significant concern to scientific groups and other industries worldwide.

To tackle the challenges presented by coastal groundwater management, a coalition of academic experts, government officials, and international organizations banded together to establish the Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting (APCAMM) in 2009. The primary objective of this forum is to foster collaboration among scientists, engineers, water resource managers, and planners to discuss, share insights and strategies for sustainable management of coastal groundwater. The gathering serves as a unique platform for leading scientists and engineers from the Asia-Pacific region to identify opportunities for future socio-economic growth. The success of APCAMM is crucial to achieving economic development that is both sustainable and respectful of coastal aquifers.


About Us

The Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting (APCAMM) brings experts from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond to share knowledge, research opportunities and water management best practices of relevance to the region. The six previous APCAMM events (Thailand, Korea, China, Australia, Vietnam and India), held during 2009-2019, have led to new partnerships and brought renowned experts to areas facing major challenges in coastal aquifer management.

2023 APCAMM in Malaysia

The 2023 APCAMM will be held Malaysia, an ideal location for the event due to its expansive coastline and diverse coastal aquifer systems. With many coastal areas in Malaysia heavily dependent on groundwater resources for daily use, the management of coastal groundwater issues has become a significant concern. The challenges faced by the country are compounded by issues such as over-extraction, pollution, and rising sea levels. To address these difficulties, Malaysia will host the APCAMM in 2023, which will bring together experts, policymakers, and community representatives to collaborate, share best practices, and develop innovative solutions for effective coastal aquifer management. This conference will enable coordinated efforts and partnerships aimed at addressing critical coastal groundwater issues, benefiting both Malaysia and international participants. The conference will be organized by the Institute of Geology Malaysia (IGM) in collaboration with Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). Both organisations are represented as the national organizing committee, supported by Department of Mineral and Geoscience (JMG) Malaysia, National Water Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT).


Key dates (21 Aug – 24 Aug 2023 )

21 Aug 2023

Pre-conference Workshop

22-23 Aug 2023


23 Aug 2023

Conference Dinner

24 Aug 2023

Field Trip


  • Announcement of paper;
  • Abstract : 31 July 2023 (1-2 page) – full paper is elective;
  • Notification of acceptance;
  • Registration opens;
  • Early bird registration fees;
  • Registration fees: USD 100;
  • Short course registration;
  • Poster submission.

International scientific committee

  • Prof. Adrian Werner (Chair), Flinders University (Australia), APCAMM founder and former Chair, adrian.werner@flinders.edu.au
  • Dr. Amir Jazayeri (Secretary), Flinders University (Australia), amir.jazayeri@flinders.edu.au
  • Dr. Cristina Solorzano-Rivas (Secretary), Flinders University (Australia), cristina.solorzano@flinders.edu.au
  • Prof. Elango Lakshmanan, Anna University (India), elango34@hotmail.com
  • Prof. Jiu Jimmy Jiao, Hong Kong University, APCAMM founder and former Chair, jjiao@hku.hk
  • Prof. Namsik Park, Dong-A University (Korea), APCAMM founder and former Chair, nspark@dau.ac.kr
  • Prof. Pei Xin, Hohai University (China), xinpei@hhu.edu.cn
  • Prof. Quy Nhan Pham, Hanoi University of Natural Resources & Environment (Vietnam), APCAMM founder, pqnhan@hunre.edu.vn
  • Prof. Srilert Chotpantarat, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), csrilert@gmail.com

National organising committee


Datuk Ir. P.Geol. Dr. Azuhan bin Mohamed, FASc
P.Geol. Dr.Hj. Saim bin Suratman, FASc, Sepakat Geohydro Resources

Committee member:

Dr. Mohd Khairul Nizar Shamsuddin, National Water Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM)
P.Geol. Hj Ismail Tawnie, National Water Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM)
Asoc. Prof. P.Geol. Gs. Dr Rohayu Che Omar, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Ir. Ts. Intan Nor Zuliana Baharuddin, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Gs. Ts. Rasyikin Roslan, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Sr. Gs. Dr. Warishah Abdul Wahab, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Dr. Norsyafina Roslan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Prof. Madya Dr Habibah Jamil, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Dr. Suraya Hilmi Hazim, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
P.Geol. Tuan Rusli bin Tuan Mohamed, Mineral & Geoscience Department of Malaysia (Selangor)
Mr. Wan Neqhaikal Wan Abdul Karim, Mineral & Geoscience Department of Malaysia (Selangor)
Mr. Nazirrahmat bin Suleiman, Mineral & Geoscience Department of Malaysia (Sarawak)
P.Geol. Gs. Abd Rasid Jaafar, Institute of Geology Malaysia (IGM)
P.Geol. Wan Mohamed Nizam Wan Isa, Institute of Geology Malaysia (IGM)
P.Geol. Ahmad Nizam Hasan, Institute of Geology Malaysia (IGM)
Dr. Nor Bakhiah Baharin, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Prof. Dr. Ismail Bin Yusoff, Universiti Malaysia (UM)
Mr. Nor Zamri Sondor, Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS)
Ir. Dr. Romziah Azit, Kementerian Sumber Asli, Alam Sekitar dan Perubahan Iklim

Venue for 2023 APCAMM

Conference: National Energy Centre Hall, UNITEN
Workshop: tentatively at 3 workshops will be conducted during the event.
Hi-tea: floating restaurant UNITEN or National Energy Centre indoor garden.

List of nearest hotels (within 15km from National Energy Centre, UNITEN)

Park Inn by Radisson PutrajayaSovotel Boutique Hotel @ Conezion Putrajaya; AZ Suites @De Centrum Bangi; Le Meridien PutrajayaPutrajaya Marriot Hotel; Dorsett Putrajaya; Zenith Putrajaya; Tenera Hotel; Everly Putrajaya Hotel; Pulse Grande Putrajaya


Putrajaya, Malaysia

Our hours

9:00 AM – 5.00 PM
Monday – Sunday

Contact us

Email: intan@uniten.edu.my