Invited by Professors Changkun Zhang and Yongping Chen, I attend the Symposium of COastal Resources and Environment (CORE) 2017 held in Hohai on 28-29 Oct 2017. The Symposium was attended by academics and research students form Hohai University and other institutes in China, the Netherlands, USA, Italy and the UK, including Professors Marcel Stive, Stefan Aarninkhof and Zengbing Wang from TUDelft. Post-symposium site visit to the Three Gorge Dam was also arranged.