I. Name of the Forum:
Science Literacy Promoting Sustainable Development of Water Resources
II. Brief Introduction
As an important part of the five-point strategy, the Party and the central government have attached great importance to the construction of ecological civilization. The construction of water ecological civilization is the core content of ecological civilization, and is the basic guarantee for realizing the sustainable utilization of water resources and supporting the harmonious development of economy and society. Water science literacy is an important part of the overall social science literacy. Therefore, inviting experts from developed countries to exchange experiences on water science literacy has guiding and enlightening significance for the promotion of public science literacy.
Water is the source of life, the foundation of production and the factor of ecology. China has upgraded water security as a national strategy. Water is essential and necessary for building a well-off society in an all-round way and for future development. As is known to us all, water issues are a worldwide problem. It is necessary to invite authoritative experts at home and abroad to conduct in-depth discussions and exchanges on the innovation, reform and development of water conservancy science and technology. According to the relevant notices and requirements of China Association for Science and Technology, based on the progress and deployment of CHES’(Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society) work in science popularization, CHES intends to host a special forum on water resources with the theme of “Science Literacy Promoting Sustainable Development of Water Resources”, aiming at popularizing water science to the public through special reports on water resources, hydraulic structures, flood control and drought relief, water conservancy projects, climate and water so as to establish the awareness of sustainable development of water resources.
III. Tentative time table
13:50-16:30, 18th September, 2018
13:50-14:20, keynote speech: Challenges Facing China’s Water Resources and the Countermeasures by Wang Hao
14:20-14:50, keynote speech: Green Engineering: Engineering of the Future by Abdul Ghani Razaqpur
14:50-15:20, keynote speech:：Eco-hydraulic Engineering by Dong Zheren
15:20-15:30, tea break
15:30-16:00, keynote speech: Geoengineering Ice Sheets to Slow Global Sea Level Rise by John Moore
16:00-16:30, keynote speech: Disaster Prevention and Mitigation by Cheng Xiaotao
IV. Biographical Sketch of Invited Guests：
1. Wang Hao
He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, scientist in the field of hydrology and water resources, senior engineer and doctoral supervisor. He is director of the State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin, honorary director of Department of Water Resources, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, and enjoys special government allowance. He is also chairman of Chinese Society for Sustainable Development, executive vice chairman of Chinese Society of Water Resources Strategy, vice chairman of Chinese Society of Natural Resource, and vice chairman of Global Water Partnership (China). He was awarded the United Nations Global Human Settlement Awards (now the SCAHSA), the honorary title of National Advanced Worker. He has published 36 monographs, applied for more than 90 patents, published more than 450 academic papers, won one first class prize and seven second class prizes of the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award, of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 special prize and 21 first prizes at the provincial and ministerial level. He was appointed by the Ministry of Water Resources in October 2016 as a member of the Advisory Committee.
2. Dong Zheren
He is doctor of engineering, professor and senior engineer, doctoral supervisor. He graduated from the Department of hydraulic engineering of Tsinghua University in 1966. He has successively served as director and vice-president of Department of Structures and Materials, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Director of Department of International Cooperation, Science and Technology of MWR. He is president of Global Water Partnership (China), member of the technical committee of MWR, executive director of CHES, member of the expert group on acceptance of the Three Gorges Project under the State Council, member of the academic committee of the State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Water Engineering, deputy director of the expert committee of Engineering Technology Center for Flood Control and Disaster Mitigation of the MWR, and so forth. He has published several monographs on eco-hydraulic engineering.
3. Cheng Xiaotao
He is a professor, senior engineer, doctor of engineering, vice chief engineer of China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, vice executive director of deputy director of the expert committee of Engineering Technology Center for Flood Control and Disaster Mitigation of the MWR, chief editor of Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. He is member of the expert committee of China National Commission for Disaster Reduction, member of the technical committee of China Meteorological Administration, member of the third session of the council of China Association for Disaster Prevention, and so forth. He is consultant to China Flood & Drought Management journal, member of the editorial committee of several journals including Journal of Natural Disasters, Journal of Flood Risk Management and others. He also served as the vice president of the Standing Committee of International Conference on Flood Management
4. John Moore
British, Chief Scientist, GCESS, Beijing Normal University, Research Professor at University of Lapland, Finland. He is Member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Chinese Academy of Sciences Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences. And he is the guest professor of Polar Research Institute of China. He was awarded China Friendship medal in 2014. He was also China "1000 talent" awardee 2010. Chief scientist on 2007-2009International Polar Year project: Kinnvika. Member of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) advisory panel onGeoengineering. Steering committee member World Climate Research Program(WCRP), Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). Finnish representative on International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Glaciology Network. Member or leader of 6 Antarctic, 4 Greenland and 20 Svalbard expeditions.
Research Activities: Geoengineering, sea level change, ice-sheet dynamics, and climate
Authored ~180 SCI articles ~11000 citations, H-index=48, 18articles published in PNAS & the "Nature" group.14 articles were cited in the IPCC AR5 reports. Editor of PNAS.
5. Abdul Ghani Razaqpur
Dr. Ghani Razaqpur is Chair Professor and National 1000 Talent Foreign Expert in the College of Environmental Science and Engineering at Nankai University. Before joining Nankai in 2017, he was Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering Department at McMaster University in Canada. He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). He is also a former President of CSCE. He received the CSCE 2012 A.B. Sanderson Award, given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada, the 2015 Leipholz Medal, for outstanding contribution to the development and application of engineering mechanics and the Canadian Standards Association Award of Merit for major contributions and commitment to standards development. He has served, and is serving, on the editorial boards of several journals and chairs the technical committees of several design standards in Canada. He has published nearly 100 papers in top international journals and more than 100 papers in conferences in the areas of structural engineering, mechanics, construction materials, passive solar energy use in buildings and sustainable construction.
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