China-UK Urban Flooding Symposium

Oct. 15-17, 2017, Nanjing, China

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Cities are the heart of human civilization. The urban population, estimated to be around 4 billion, accounts for half of the total number of human beings. Urbanization in China has been accelerating since the 1980s with the country's total urban area expanded to 52,100 km2 and urban proportion of population raised to 56.1%. The process leads to changes in not only the ways of production and living, but also structures of economy, society and space. Increased human activities and magnified climate change contribute to the change of hydrological cycle around urban and surrounding areas, triggering further changes in rainstorm and flood patterns. Urban flooding has become one of the most common issues among cities of the world in recent years, posing great challenge to urban public safety under a changing environment. The issue also tangles with water scarcity, deteriorating aquatic environment, and aquatic ecological damage, greatly threatening water safety and restraining sustainable socio-economic development and ecological civilization.

Therefore, we are more than pleased to announce the China-UK Urban Flooding Symposium to be held in Nanjing, China from 16 to 17 Oct., 2017. The Symposium aims to convey latest updates and advances in urban flood control around the globe, facilitate exchange and cooperation between scientists and engineers from China and UK, and promote discussions on better solutions to urban flooding issues. Sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering under the framework of China-UK Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, the Symposium is hosted jointly by Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute together with Hohai University and a number of related high-profile organizations. The event is also supported by "Urban Flood Control of China: Strategies and Solutions", a key consultancy project funded by CAE. Focusing on urban flooding and drainage under changing circumstance, the Symposium is going to encompass both the Chinese and British academies of engineering for sharing of knowledge and experiences, and stir in-depth discussion on latest issues, technologies and success stories, so as to provide insightful thoughts for urban flood control and technical support for sustainable urbanization.

Sponsored by

  • Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
  • U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE)

Hosted by

  • Department of International Cooperation, CAE
  • Civil, Hydraulic and Architectural Engineering Division, CAE
  • Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI)
  • Hohai University (HHU)
  • State Key Lab of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Research Center of Climate Change, Ministry of Water Resources
  • International Joint Research Center of Water Science and Engineering

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Theme


Urban flooding and drainage under change

Topics

Urban rainstorms and floods

Urban flood control & Management

Sponge cities

Orgnization


Chair

  • Zhang Jianyun, Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and UK Royal Academy of Engineering, President of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute

Secretary General

  • Li Yun, Professor and Vice President of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute

Deputy Secretaries General

  • Tang Haiying, Director of the CAE Office for Division of Civil, Hydraulic and Architectural Engineering
  • Ren Hongtao, Director of the the CAE Bureau of International Cooperation
  • Yu Zhongbo, Professor of Hohai University, Director of the State Key Lab of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Wang Yintang, Professor of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Deputy Director of the NHRI Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
  • Guan Tiesheng, Professor of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Deputy Director of the NHRI Office for Research Management
  • Sun Feng, Deputy Director of the NHRI Presidents' Office
  • Wang Guoqing, Professor of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Deputy Chief Engineer of the Research Center on Climate Change, Ministry of Water Resources

Secretaries

  • Deng Erhu, Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • Xing Huixian, Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • He Ruimin, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute
  • Hu Qingfang, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute
  • Bao Zhenxin, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute
  • Cui Tingting, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute
  • David Zhou, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute
  • Yang Chuanguo, Hohai University
  • Shi Ye, Hohai University

Invited Speakers


Ian Cluckie, FREng.

Dragan Savic, FREng.

Roger Falconer, FREng.

Enda O'Connell, FREng.

Paul Leinster, Prof.

Damian Wilson, Dr.

Nick Reynard

Laura Grant

Giovanni Cuomo, Dr.


Fan Daiming, Vice President CAE

Ding Yihui, Member CAE

Ma Hongqi, Member CAE

Zhang Jianyun, Member CAE

Wang Hao, Member CAE

Xu Zongxue, Prof.

Zhang Yun, Prof.

Liu Zhiyu, Dr.

Cheng Xiaotao, Prof.

Yang Tao, Prof.

Ding Xinhong

Yu Zhongbo, Prof.

Programs


  • Day 2

    16 Oct.

  • 09:00-11:45

    Keynotes, Part 1

    Junheng Room, 3F, International Conference Center & Hotel of Hohai University

    See detials in .pdf

  • 11:45-13:30

    Lunch break

    Room t.b.d., International Conference Center & Hotel of Hohai University

  • 13:40-18:30

    Keynotes, Part 2

    Junheng Room, 3F, International Conference Center & Hotel of Hohai University

    See detials in .pdf

  • 18:20-20:20

    Reception Dinner

  • Day 3

    17 Oct.

  • 09:00-12:00

    Technical tour

    Flood control projects of Nanjing

  • 12:00-14:00

    Lunch break

    Room t.b.d., International Conference Center & Hotel of Hohai University

  • 14:00-16:00

    Roundtable*

    Room t.b.d., International Conference Center & Hotel of Hohai University

    * Invited only

Venue

International Conference Center & Hotel of Hohai University (No. 1 Xikang Road, Nanjing 210024, China)

Registration

  • Date: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Place: Lobby of hotel (No. 1 Xikang Road, Nanjing 210024, China)

Languages

English & Chinese with simultaneous interpretation

Contact

  • Hu Qinfang
  • hqf_work@163.com
  • +86-25-85828839
  • Chinese
  • David Zhou
  • ttzhou@nhri.cn
  • +86-25-85828116
  • English

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