The 3rd International Forum on Water Security and Sustainability Kicks off in Nanjing

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From April 22 to 24, the 3rd International Forum on Water Security and Sustainability, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, China Three Gorges Corporation, Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society, Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission, and organized by Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, Hohai University, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute and other organizations was held in Nanjing. Tang Hongwu, Secretary of the Party Committee of Hohai University and Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Forum, attended the forum; Xu Hui, President of Hohai University and Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum served as the host at the event; Zhang Jianyun, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, Honorary President of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, delivered an opening speech. This event was held in both online and offline channels, attracting more than 1,000 representatives from relevant watershed institutions, scientific research institutes, universities or colleges, enterprises, the World Meteorological Organization and other international organizations from over 10 countries, including China, the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and Switzerland. Except for the main venue, two video sessions were established at Hohai University and Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, where live broadcasting was conducted and relayed simultaneously by the Xinhua News Agency and other media.

     

 

                        

   

Tang Hongwu, Secretary of the Party Committee of Hohai University and Vice Chairman of the  Academic Committee of the Forum, attended the Forum

   

    Xu Hui, President of Hohai University and Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, served as the host at the event

    Zhang Jianyun, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, Honorary President of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, delivered an opening speech

  Wang Chao, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Member of the Academic Committee of the Forum, attended the Forum

On April 22, at the sub-forum Integrated River Basin Management, Jiao Yong, member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Former Vice-minister of the Ministry of Water Resources and Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, made a presentation on Learn and Use the Yangtze River Protection Law. Lyu Zhenlin, former Secretary-general of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress and Member of the Advisory Committee of the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development participated in the themed discussion of the conference. At the sub-forum Climate Change and Risks, Professor Yu Zhongbo, Director of State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, made a report on Addressing Challenge in the Study of Tibetan Plateau Hydrologic Cycle under Climate Change; Roger Falconer, Academician of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Chair Professor of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, delivered a report on Global Water Security and Sustainability: Integrated Hydro-epidemiological Management; Professor Ren Liliang from Hohai University attended the themed discussion of the conference.   

        

Jiao Yong, member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Former Vice-minister of the Ministry of Water Resources and Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, made a presentation Learn and Use the Yangtze River Protection Law


   Lyu Zhenlin(the second from left), former Secretary-general of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress and Member of the Advisory Committee of the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, participated in the themed discussion of the conference

 Professor Yu Zhongbo, Director of State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic  Engineering, made a report on  Addressing Challenge in the Study of Tibetan Plateau Hydrologic Cycle under Climate Change


   

Roger Falconer, Academician of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Foreign Academician of the ChineseAcademy of Engineering, and Chair Professor of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, delivered the report  Global Water Security and Sustainability: Integrated Hydro- epidemiological Management


 Professor Ren Liliang (the first from right) from Hohai University participated in the themed discussion of  the conference

On April 23, Zheng Jinhai, Vice President of Hohai University, Vice President of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development and Secretary-general of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, presided over the themed presentation at the sub-forum of Aquatic Ecology and Water Engineering. Professor Hua Zulin from Hohai University participated in the themed discussion of the conference. At the sub-forum of Water Resources Protection and Development, Xu Ming, former Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province and Deputy Director of the Advisory Committee of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, and Zhang Bing, Chief Accountant of Hohai University and Vice President of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, participated in the themed discussion of the conference.

       

  

Zheng Jinhai, Vice President of Hohai University, Vice President of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development and Secretary-general of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, presided over the themed presentation at the sub-forum of  Aquatic Ecology Engineering

Professor Hua Zulin (the first from right) from Hohai University participated in the themed discussion of the conference

     

 Xu Ming (the third from left), former Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province and Deputy Director of the Advisory Committee of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, and Zhang Bing (the first from right), Chief Accountant of Hohai University and Vice President of Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, participated in the themed discussion of the conference


On April 24, Professor Zhu Yuliang from Hohai University convened a special session of the  Yangtze River Conservation and Green Development Forum; Professor Zhang Ke, Professor Yu Zhongbo, Professor Hua Zulin and Professor Lu Chunhui from Hohai University organized a parallel session of the Forum. This Forum produced many presentations delivered by professors from Hohai University, including Protection and exploitation efficiency of the Yangtze coast lines by Professor Chen Da, the  Transforming and Upgrading the Chemical Industry of Yangtze River  by Professor Zhu Xinhua, the  Lake-River Interactions in the Middle Yangtze River by Professor Zhang Qi, and the Comparing CMIP5 and CMIP6 Climate Change Simulations and Prediction Results over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau by Professor Duan Qingyun.

This three-day event with a main forum and sub-forums focused on four themes: integrated watershed management, climate change and risks, water ecosystem and engineering, and water resources conservation and use. This event is reported by China's mainstream media, including Xinhua News Agency, Guangming Online, CNR.com, Xinhua Net, Chinese Social Sciences Network, Jiaohuidian News, Litchi News, Modern Express, and nearly 100 foreign media has successively reported the forum. As of the morning of April 25, the forum live broadcast and the Hohai Experts' Views column have seen a hit rate of over one million.