2013 Water for Mega Cities  Conference - Challenges and Solutions
Plenary Sessions

Monday / September 16 / 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


(Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM prior to the Plenary Session)


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Prof. SUN Fenghua
Beijing Hydraulic Engineering Society, Beijing, China

Carol R. Collier
President, American Water Resources Association
Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, New Jersey, USA

(Break - 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM)


9:45 AM - 12:00 Noon

Session Chair - Dr. Gerald E. Galloway
Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
Past President of the American Water Resources Association

Beijing water resources: challenges and solutions - WANG Hao, Professor, Chinese Academician, Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China

Balancing Water Needs of the 1st and 5th Largest Cities in the USA - Carol COLLIER, Director, Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, New Jersey, USA

Discussion on implementing the most stringent water management system - Tie Chen, Chief Engineer, Beijing Water Authority, China

Mega Cities World-wide: Population, Growth, Water Use and Water Resources Challenges - Ari MICHELSEN, Professor, Texas A&M University, AgriLIfe Research, El Paso, Texas, USA

(Lunch Break - 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM)

1:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Session Chair - Professor Xinyi XU
Dean of Water Science College, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Study on real-time regulation and allocation of local water resources and diverted water from south China - Professor NI Guangheng, Tsinghua University, China

Mexico Valley Basin Water Management - Ing. Fernando Gonzalez Canez, Director General, Mexico Valley Basin Agency, Mexico City, MX

Beijing Underground Water: Issues and Research Progresss - Professor Peibin LIU, Beijing Institute of Water, Beijing, China

Water Resources in and Water Supply for Peninsula Florida, United States - Gerald M. WARD, P.E., Consulting Engineer , Riviera Beach, Florida, USA

(Break - 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM)


3:40 PM - 6:00 PM

Session Chair - Dr. Ge SUN
Conference Co-Chair and Research Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Local Flood control plan based on stormwater modeling in Beijing central area - Professor Xiaoxin ZHANG, Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design, Beijing, China

The Role of Forests in Supplying Water to Metropolitan Areas Across the United States - Steven MCNULTY, Research Ecologist Team Leader, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (co-authors: G. Sun, P. Caldwell)

Stormwater management practices in Beijing urban area - Professor Shuhan ZHANG, Beijing Water Science Technology Institute, Beijing, China

Protecting Infrastructure in Mega Cities from Growing Extreme Events: The Role of Resilience -
, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA