International Conference

Water Security: New Technologies, Strategies, Policies and Institutions

Jointly organized by
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
The Center for Water Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

September 16-18, 2019

Beijing, China

Call for Abstracts Deadline: March 18, 2019       

(Email our Conference Chair if you missed the deadline and would still like to be considered.)


                                           Registration Rate

Regular Registration              $600                                 
Student Registration                 $300       

Field Trip (Included) - The South–North Water Transfer Project, also translated as the South-to-North Water Diversion Project
(literal meaning: Project of diverting the south water to the north) is a multi-decade infrastructure mega-project in the People's Republic of China. Ultimately it aims to channel 44.8 billion cubic meters of fresh water annually from the Yangtze River in southern China to the more arid and industrialized north through three canal systems:

  • The Eastern Route through the course of the Grand Canal;
  • The Central Route flowing from the upper reaches of the Han River (a tributary of Yangtze River) to Beijing and Tianjin;
  • The Western Route which goes from three tributaries of Yangtze River near the Bayankala Mountain to provinces like Qinghai, Gansu, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia and Ningxia.


Note: If you do not already have an AWRA account you will need to create one prior to registration. If you have an AWRA account, please log in to register.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with leaders from around the world on the most pressing water resources management issues!

Water security is becoming increasingly important for food security, conflict mitigation, and economic development. An international conference on this topic, focusing on east and southeast Asia, as well as global perspectives, will be convened in Beijing in September 2019, cosponsored by AWRA and CAS.  We will address the following aspects of water security and how it can be achieved:

  • Application of new technologies such as remote sensing, big data, and artificial intelligence;
  • Development of strategies, policies, and institutional reforms; and
  • Enhancement of resilience under changing climate, population growth, and urbanization.

Benefits of Attending

Adequate and reliable water resources are essential to securing food supplies, preventing conflicts, supporting human well-being, and promoting sustainable development. You will hear:
  • new findings and approaches to capturing the dynamic and constantly evolving dimensions of water and water related issues using new technologies;  
  • share real-world experiences (case studies and practical solutions) demonstrating enhancement of resilience under changing climate, growing population and urbanization;
  • present management strategies, policies and institutional guidelines to address water security and governance issues: sustainable access to adequate quantities of and acceptable quality water; and  
  • promote communications among scientists, managers, engineers, social scientists, stakeholders, and policy- and decision-makers on water security challenges and solutions.

Conference Topics and Special Sessions

  • Water Security
  • Water Resources Management Strategies, Policies and Institutions
  • New Technology and Approach
  • Watershed & Environmental Protection and Management
  • Young professionals/student engagement
  • Public perception /Education
  • One belt and one road session: water security


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