On Jan. 10, 2020, the 2019 National Science and Technology Awards Conference was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. 2 NHRI(the host of JRC) achievements won the 2019 National Science and Technology Progress Awards.
On Dec. 25, 2019, NHRI(the host of JRC) President CHEN Shengshui met with a 11-person Vietnamese delegation led by Mr. Hoang Van Thang, Chairman of Vietnam National Committee on Large Dams (VNCOLD).
On December 12, 2019, Mr. Geert van Cappellen, PIANC Secretary-General visited NHRI(the host of HRC) for the preparation of PIANC-SMART Rivers 2021 Conference.
During Dec. 2 and 4, 2019, the Seminar on Dam Safety Management for Lancang-Mekong (LM) Countries, sponsored by Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI，the host of JRC), was successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 1st Technical Workshop and the 3rd Task Team Meeting of WMO-HydroSOS were successfully held in Nanjing during 11-14 November, 2019.
On November 8, 2019, Prof. WANG Zhengbing from Deltares(JRC Partner), the Netherlands, visited JRC.
On October 30, 2019, the inauguration ceremony of China-Serbia Joint Research and Training Center for Small Hydropower and the Seminar on Low-head Small Hydropower Technologies were held at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
On October 31, 2019, at the invitation of Prof. ZHANG Jianyun, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, David R. Maidment, member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and also professor at the University of Texas-Austin, USA, made a report titled National Water Model of the United States at NHRI（the host of JRC） Water Science Frontier Forum.
NHRI Graduate School, Eco-Environmental Research Department and Rural Water Management Department Established
On Oct. 22, 2019, Vice Minister of Water Resources LU Guihua, leading a delegation, visited Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute(the host of JRC). LU also unveiled the nameplates of NHRI Graduate School, Eco-Environmental Research Department and Rural Water Management Department.
On October 3, 2019, NHRI Vice President LI Yun made a report at the closing ceremony of the PIANC-SMART Rivers 2019 Conference in Lyon, France.