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China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is a national research institution under the Ministry of Water Resources of China and is engaged in almost all the disciplines related to water resources and hydropower research. 

With over 50 years of development, IWHR has grown into an indispensable think tank of the Chinese government for decision making and a backbone technical consultant in water related areas. It is at the same time the host of multiple international organizations or their Chinese branches, including WASER, WASWAC, ICOLD, ICID, IAHR, GWP, IHA and ARRN.

With 11 research departments and four affiliated enterprises, IWHR is endowed with research capacity in: hydrology and water resources; water environment and ecology; flood control; drought relief and disaster reduction; soil and water conservation; river and lake management; water resources in rural and pastoral areas; hydraulics; geotechnical engineering; hydraulic structures and materials; earthquake engineering; hydro machinery and electric equipment; automation; engineering monitoring and examination; renewable power resources; water history; and informatization and remote sensing technology.

Center of Hydrology and Water Resources Monitoring and Forecasting, MWR, P. R. China

Center of Hydrology and Water Resources Monitoring and Forecasting is a direct unit of the Ministry of Water Resources. Its major functions include: managing hydrology, water conservancy communications and the informatization of the industry, coordinating the security work of water conservancy network,  undertaking the service of providing information and forecast for flood control, drought relief, water resources management, and water conservation, being in charge of the monitoring, analysis, and forecast of nationwide underground water condition, being responsible for the construction and management of the information system of water conservancy communication and the national water resources data center, the national natural resources and geographical spatial basic information database, and undertaking international hydrological data exchange.

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI)

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI), set up in 1935, originally called Central Hydraulic Research Institute, is the oldest of its kind in China. The Institute was designated by the Chinese Government as one of the national non-profit research institutions for public service in 2001. 

NHRI is a multipurpose national hydraulic research complex, mainly dedicated to basic research, applied research and technological development, and undertaking directional, principal and comprehensive researches for water conservancy, hydroelectric power and waterway transportation projects as well as researches on soft science and macro decision making. At the same time, the Institute acts as the Dam Safety Management Center, the Research Center for Climate Change, the Engineering Quality Inspection Center and the Nanjing Engineering Measurement Examination Center of the Ministry of Water Resources. 

For more than 80 years of development, marching toward the world front of water-related sciences, the Institute has become a national research complex specialized in more than 30 research orientations with unique and strong expertise. Affiliated to the Institute are Hydrology and Water Resources Department, Hydraulic Engineering Department, River and Harbor Engineering Department, Geotechnical Engineering Department, Materials and Structural Engineering Department, Dam Safety Management Department, Rural Electrification Department and Hydroinformatics Research Center, in addition to Survey and Design Department, Nanjing R & D High Technology Co., Jiangsu Nanshui Civil Engineering Co., Jiangsu Kexing Engineering Construction Supervision Co. and Nanjing Yunda Co. 

Hohai University

Hohai University, founded in 1915, wins its worldwide reputation for research and study of water conservancy. The history of Hohai University can be traced back to Hohai Civil Engineering School, which was established by ZhangJian, a famous industrialist and educator in China’s modern history, and it was the first institution focusing on research and education of water conservancy in China. Under the background of the nationwide reconstruction of universities in 1952, East China Technical University of Water Resources was founded on the basis of water related disciplines of Nanjing University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Zhejiang University, which made it famous with excellent faculty and notable achievement. It was renamed Hohai University in 1985, and Mr. Deng Xiaoping inscribed the name of the University.

Hohai University is a state key university under the direct administration of Ministry of Education of China. It is a comprehensive university with research and study of water conservancy as its main task, education of engineering subjects as its first priority, and coordinated development of many other disciplines covering engineering, science, economics, management, liberal arts, and law. It is also among the group of universities to benefit from Project 211

Bureau of Hydrology, Changjiang Water Resources Commission

Bureau of Hydrology, Changjiang Water Resources Commission is institution  founded in February 1950. Its headquarters is located in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. It has 8 hydrology and water resources reconnaissance departments (water environment monitoring centers), which are located in Kunming, Chongqing, Yichang, Jingzhou, Xiangyang, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai. There are 118 hydrometric stations, 233 gauging stations, 29 precipitation stations, 2 evaporation test stations in the main stream of Yangtze River and significant control sections in the tributaries, which includes 327 monitoring sections for water environment and ecology and 4,700 fixed channel sections. Bureau of Hydrology has a total of 575 senior technical personnel (including 65 professorate senior engineers), 305 intermediate professional technicians and 424 technicians.

Bureau of Hydrology, Yellow River Conservancy Commission

Bureau of Hydrology is in charge of hydrological industry in the Yellow River basin.  It is responsible for the planning of hydrological site of Yellow River, the forecast of hydrometeorological information, the hydrologic survey of riverway, reservoir and coastal zone, the management of water resources scheduling, the monitoring of water quality, the survey and evaluation of water resources, the research of the basic law of hydrology, and the supervisory work of hydrological protected area.  Bureau of Hydrology plays an irreplaceable role the mitigation of governance and development, flood control and drought relief, water resources management and protection and ecological environment construction.

According to the characteristics of the river basin and the characteristics of its business, the Bureau of Hydrology from the Yellow River Conservancy Commission sets up three levels of management system and four levels of sub-departments. There are hydrology and water resources department, water resources survey department, hydrometric station, and water quality monitoring center. Besides, there are six hydrology and water resources departments, one department of surveying and mapping, 17 reconnaissance departments, 135 hydrometric stations, 81 gauging stations, 889 precipitation stations, and 37 evaporation test stations, which are responsible for the observation and forecast of the hydrological factors of rain, water, sand and riverways, reservoirs, coastal zone in the whole basin. It has 14 functional departments and 10 departments of scientific research, production, management and logistics departments.

State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin (SKL-WAC)

State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin is under the supervision of the Ministry of Water Resources, and it is relied on the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research.  The lab was established on the basis of major scientific research condition of the Key Laboratory of Hydraulic and Sediment Science and River Harnessing of the Ministry of Water Resources and the Key Laboratory of Water Engineering Construction and Safety of the Ministry of Water Resources, and it is combined with the advanced research condition of the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research. The lab has worldwide advanced water cycle and configuration experiment field, advanced hydraulic lab, river environment laboratory, water and sediment and river regulation laboratories, and so on. Members in the scientific committee of the lab are active in the research of water cycle simulation, regulation and management. They are familiar with both national and international academic frontiers and the major requirements from the nation in this academic field. The lab aims to build a world-class team in the research field of simulating and regulating water cycle, and let it become an innovation base and talent training base in China. The State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin focuses on the basic theory of "nature - society" dualistic water cycle mode. The lab has five major research directions. They are:

1.      basic theory of dualistic water cycle

2.      water circulation and its associated process in the watershed

3.      configuration and scheduling of complex water resources system

4.      water and sediment regulation and river management in the river basin

5.      safety and disaster reduction of water circulation control engineering.

The State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering (Hydro-Lab)

The State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering (Hydro-Lab) is jointly supported by Hohai University (HHU) and Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI). It is characterized by combining innovative fundamental research on hydrology and hydraulic engineering with the development of key techniques for solving problems in major hydraulic engineering projects. It has always been operated under the policy of opening, exchanging, collaboration and competition in the environment whose developing principles are talents first, science topmost, open and sharing, harmony and innovation.

The research activities of Hydro-Lab currently cover 5 directions, including: (1) Rational allocation and efficient utilization of water resources; (2) Hydrological processes and disaster prevention and mitigation; (3) Evolution and protection of aquatic ecology and aquatic environment; (4) Integrated management and protection of estuarine and coastal regions; and (5) Hydraulic construction safety and disaster control.

The Hydro-Lab keeps developing and improving both indoor and field experimental facilities for supporting the research of the 5 research directions mentioned above. It now possesses 4 public experimental platforms, 5 experiment halls and 4 large-scale field experiment bases with advanced apparatuses and equipment, which are all open and available to the public researchers, and charged services etc., jointly supporting the scientific research about the hydrology water resources and hydraulic engineering, talent development, as well as international exchange and cooperation.

The Hydro-Lab has become an important base for conducting applied and fundamental research on hydrology, water ecology and hydraulic engineering, providing solutions for major technique problems, and offering a platform of international academic exchange and cooperation for researchers both at home and abroad.

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Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline:

               April 30, 2018

Notification of acceptance
(oral or posters) and invitation issue date:

               May 15, 2018

Full paper submission deadline:
           September 30, 2018