2019 International Conference Planning Committee

Conference Organizing Committee
Co-Chairs

Professor Jun Xia
Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

Professor Michael Campana
Oregon State University; Technical Director, AWRA; Past President, AWRA 
Corvallis, Oregon | USA

Conference Organizing Committee
Members

Lisa Beutler
President, AWRA; Stantec Consulting Service Inc.
Sacramento, California | USA

Yuanyuan Li
Vice President, IWRA
Beijing | China

John Nieber
President, American Institute of Hydrology
St. Paul, Minnesota | USA

Brian Parsons
Director, Environmental and Water Resources Institute-ASCE
Reston, Virginia | USA

Frank Tsai
President, Chinese American Water Resources Association
Baton Rouge, Louisiana | USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Shaofeng Jia
Vice Director, Center for Water Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

Dr. Zhuping Sheng
Center Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso; AWRA Board Director
El Paso, Texas | USA

Technical Program Committee Members

Dr. Brenda Bateman
Immediate Past President, AWRA; Oregon Water Resources Department
Salem, Oregon | USA

Dr. Ximing Cai
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Past President, CAWRA
Champaign, Illinois | USA

Dr. Malynda Cappelle
Associate Director, Center for Inland Desalination Systems, University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas | USA

Prof. Victor A. Dukhovny
Director, Scientific Information Center of Interstate Coordination Water Commission
Tashkent | Uzbekistan

Dr. Qizhong Guo
Rutgers University – New Brunswick; Past President, CAWRA
Piscataway, New Jersey | USA

Dr. William Hargrove
Director, Center for Environmental Resource Management, University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas | USA

Dr. Sharon Megdal
Arizona Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona | USA

Dr. Jonathan Simm
Chief Technical Director, HR Wallingford, UK; Chair, AWRA International Affairs Committee
Oxfordshire | United Kingdom

Dr. Yung-Hsin Sun
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Sacramento, California | USA

Dr. John Tracy
Director, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas | USA

Dr. Yonghui Yang
Institute Associate Director, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, 
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS
Shijiazhuang | China

Young Professionals Committee

Dr. Qiuhong Tang
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas | USA

Dr. Qiuhong Tang
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

Dr. Hui Xu
Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, Illinois | USA

Dr. Tan Zi
Environmental Engineer, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Arlington, Virginia | USA

Local Organizing Committee

Vivian Dou
HR Wallingford
Shanghai | China

Dr. Wenhua Liu
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

Dr. Aifeng Lv
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

Dr. Yunfeng Qiao
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

Dr. Jinxi Song
College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Northwest University
Evanston, Illinois | China

Dr. Qiuhong Tang
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

Dr. Guoquing Wang
Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Research Center for Climate Change, Ministry of 
Water Resources
Nanjing | China

Dr. Denghua Yan
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
Beijing | China

Dr. Dawen Yang
College of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University
Beijing | China

Dr. Tao Yang
College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University
Nanjing | China

Dr. Wenbin Zhu
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing | China

2019 International Conference Topics

Note: If you are submitting a conference topic and you are from China, please submit the topic to the Planning Committee directly.
中国大陆参会者请在此投送论文摘要.

Water Security

Water-related risks: drought, flood, sea-level rise, and other hazards 
Sustainable development with water security
Multiple dimension of water security: livelihoods, human well-being, social-economic development 
Water supply reliability planning challenges and solutions 
Water supply security under multiple environmental and socio-economic stresses including climate change

Water Resources Management Strategies, Policies, and Institutions

Developing and managing multiple water resources    
Science, policy and finances
Sustainable water management 
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) 
Drought contingency planning 
Transboundary water resources management

New Technology and Approach

Applications of remote sensing, big data and artificial intelligence
Food-energy-water nexus
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)
Low Impact Development/Sponge City, smart city; and green infrastructure

Watershed & Environmental Protection and Management

Climate change impacts on water availability and quality
Ecosystem maintenance and integrated watershed management 
Watershed restoration and biodiversity
Source water pollution prevention and mitigation measures 
Interbasin water transfer impacts and mitigation (Special session on South-North Water Transfer Project)

Special Sessions

Young professional/student engagement
Public perception /Education 
One belt and one road session: water security 

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