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November 6th-9th, 2023, IACRR Conference


Keynote Speakers


 Yuliang Gu

Gu Yuliang is a special allowance expert of the State Council, the Shanghai Outstanding Discipline Leader, a fellow of IACRR, a senior economist and a senior engineer with Professorial Title. He serves as the Chief Editor of WATER PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY Periodical, the Executive Vice President of Shanghai Association of Water Purification (SAWP) and an adjunct professor of Tongji University. He served as the chief engineer of Shanghai Raw Water Co., Ltd, the chief engineer of Shanghai Qingcaosha Investment and Construction Development Co., Ltd and the general manager of Shanghai National Engineering Research Center of Urban Water Resources Co., Ltd. He has been working on the research, planning, design, protection, construction, operation and science popularization of high-quality drinking water in Shanghai for over 40 years.

Title: The Planning Concept and Operation Function of Shanghai Qingcaosha Reservoir

Professor Arthur E. Mynett -- IHE Delft and Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)and Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (China) 

Arthur Mynett (1950) is Emeritus Professor of Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Hydroinformatics at IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education and Delft University of Technology (TUD). He received his MSc degree in Civil Engineering from TUD (1976) and ScD degree in Hydrodynamics & Coastal Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980).

Prof Mynett was employed by Delft Hydraulics (1980-2010) and IHE-Delft (1985-2015) and worked in various fields of river, coastal and maritime engineering before becoming director of strategic research & development at Delft Hydraulics (1995). At IHE-Delft he served as professor of Environmental Hydroinformatics (1997-2010) and Chair professor of the core group Hydraulic Engineering & River Basin Development (2010-2015), as well as Head of the Water Science & Engineering department (2011-2015).

He holds a number of international appointments and awards, including the Royal Society of Civil Engineers UK (1984), the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research (2005), the Chinese Academy of Science (2007), Sichuan University, Chengdu (2011), and the Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (2015).

 Arthur served as IAHR Council member from 2005-2013 and as vice-president from 2013-2017. He chaired the LOC of the 36th IAHR World Congress held in The Hague, Netherlands (2015) and was awarded IAHR Life Time Member (2016) and Honorary Member (2019). He became a member of the IACRR Council in 2017. 

Title: Nature-based Solutions for Global Water Security

Nohyuk Park – K-water Research Institute at Korea Water Resources Corporation, Republic of Korea

Dr. No-hyuk Park is the Chief Research Officer of the Research Institute at Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water). Dr. Park received his doctorate in the field of planning & management of international projects in relation to water resources management at the Department of Civil Engineering, Chungbuk National University, in 1997. He serves as a head manager (since 2021) who is responsible for water policy, water resource environment, and water infrastructure safety, and water energy at K-water.

Dr. Park has experienced a variety of major projects including dam rehabilitation, network analyses of metropolitan waterworks, water-demand prediction & forecasting, accuracy improvement in flow measuring, and optimal planning of dam operation for flood controls. In particular, he had played a pivotal role in the construction of the Patrind hydroelectric power generation project in Pakistan for 6 years. His activities have involved in a number of international projects for K-water, such as the establishment of a Water Resource Master Plan in Africa (Morocco, Mozambique) and the Feasibility Study for a Flood Control Project in Pangpanga, Philippines. In addition, Dr. Park is currently revolving round Green New Deal Projects pertaining to Low Impact Development, Carbon Neurality, and Nature-Based Solutions.

Title: Optimal operation to increase power generation for the Sihwa Tidal Power Plant

Pengzhi Lin- Sichuan University, Chengdu

Prof. Pengzhi Lin obtained his Ph. D. degree from Cornell University in 1998. He stayed at Cornell for one year as a Postdoctoral Associate before he went to Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2000, he joined National University of Singapore as an assistant professor and became a tenured associate professor in 2005. Now he is Professor in Sichuan University, China. His research interests cover hydraulic, coastal and ocean engineering. He is an expert in computational hydrodynamics and its applications in various water-related problems. He is the author and co-author of the books “Numerical Modeling of Water Waves” and “Water Environment Modeling” published by Taylor & Francis Co. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, which receive total citations over 7,000 times (google scholar database). He is currently the Chief Editor of Applied Ocean Research and the Associate Editor for Journal of Hydro-environment Research, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, and Water Science and Engineering. He is member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Title: Feasibility study of coastal reservoirs for fresh water supply in Ningbo, China

Glen T. Daigger -- University of Michigan and One Water Solutions, LLC, America

 Dr. Daigger is currently Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan and President and Founder of One Water Solutions, LLC, a water engineering and innovation firm. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CH2M HILL (now Jacobs) where he was employed for 35 years, as well as Professor and Chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University.  He has advised many of the major cites of the world, including New York, Los Angles, San Francisco, Detroit, Singapore, Hong Kong, Istanbul, and Beijing.  He is a Past President of the International Water Association (IWA) a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Distinguished Fellow of IWA, and a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation.  A member of a number of professional societies, Dr. Daigger is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineers and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Title: Global Water Challenges and Water Profession Responses

Guangqiu Jin -- Hohai Univiersity, Nanjing

Prof. Guangqiu Jin, born in China (1979), graduated in Hohai University, PhD on Hydraulics and River Dynamics in 2009 and the Professorship since 2010, Technical Program Committee Member of International Conference on Water Resource and Environmental Protection in 2014, and is now Vice President of Dayu college, Hohai University, also the member AGU, IAHR, and Water Resources Professional Committee, has granted the "Six Talent Summits" of Jiangsu Province in 2015. His main research focuses on hydrodynamic processes and pollutant transport in the hyporheic zone, land-sea interactions, as well as water ecology and environment. He has published more than 40 papers in top academic journals such as Advances in Water Resources, Water Resources Research, Geophysical Research Letters, etc., of which published in Advances in Water Resources was granted the "100 Most Influential International Academic Papers in China" in 2010.

TitleEffects of coastal reservoir on seawater intrusion

Hubert Savenije -- Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

Hubert Savenije is Emeritus Professor of Hydrology at the Delft University of Technology, where he was the head of the Water Resources Section. He published more than 250 scientific articles in the fields of hydrology, estuary hydraulics and water resource management. In 2005 he published a book on "Salinity and Tides in Alluvial Estuaries" (second & revised edition freely downloadable at  From 2004-2016 He was chief executive editor of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). He is Past-President of Hydrological Sciences of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). From 2013-2017 he was President of IAHS (the International Association for Hydrological Sciences). He has worked as hydrologist and water resources engineer in many different parts of the world and particularly in Africa, Asia and South America.


In 2008 he received the Henry Darcy Medal of the EGU (European Geosciences Union) "for outstanding contributions to Hydrology and Water Resources Management". In 2014 he was elected 'Fellow of the AGU' (American Geophysical Union) "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of hydrologic process organization at the macro-scale". In 2015 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Medal by the EGU "for outstanding research in developing regions for the benefit of people and society in the field of hydrology and water resources". In 2017 he received the International Award of the AGU  "for making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations. In 2020 He received the Dooge Medal of the IAHS "for scientific excellence in Hydrology"

Title: Changing Perspectives and Societal Demands of Coastal Reservoirs

JunXia – Wuhan University, Wuhan

Prof. Jun XIA, born in China (1954), graduated in Wuhan University (WU), PhD on Hydrology in 1985 and the Professorship on Hydrology since 1991, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2015, and now Chair Professor & Director, Research Institute for Water Security (RIWS), Wuhan University, also the member of IUGG Bureau and President of Chinese National Committee of IUGG, has achieved excellent success and exceptional contributions to international cooperation in hydrological science and also related to earth science in China and International over the past 30 years. He is an outstanding scientist, whose innovative work on developing knowledge and strategies in hydrologic sciences of nonlinear system and its application to water management and sustainable development in China and the world, has made a major contribution to the international society. He is the author or principal co-author of over 300 technical papers and editor of 30 books international and Chinese, 205 in peer-reviewed scientific journals or books.

Title: Reflections on intelligent management and technical support of coastal reservoirs

Landing Bojang -- Department of Water Resources under Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters of The Gambia

Mr. Landing Bojang is Currently the Acting Chief Hydrologist at Department of Water Resources under Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters of The Gambia. He is also the Hydrological Adviser of The Gambia with World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Mr. Bojang holds a BSc in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering from Hohai University, Nanjing, People Republic of China, from Sept 2009 – June 2013. He returned back to his country and worked at the department of Water Resources. He rose to the position of a Senior Hydrologist in March 2016 before pursuing MSc degree at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in October 2016.

He graduated from the Institute in April 2018, with a Master of Science degree in Water Management specializing in Water Resources Management. Due to his passion for water management, Mr. Bojang was invited as a speaker during the 22nd WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium on the 20th October, 2021. In the special session of IAHS, Mr. Bojang shared the case study of his country, in terms of the potential of establishing and promoting coastal reservoir research, in order to boost water supply in the urban areas of The Gambia. He is currently leading the process for his country’s membership in the IACRR.

Title: Coastal Reservoirs as an alternative storage facility for water supply in coastal regions (A case-study from Africa - The Gambia)

Ling Li-Westlake University, Hangzhou

Professor Li graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) degree in 1988, and received his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1998. Between 1997 and 1998, he held a position of Lecturer in School of Engineering and Technology at Deakin University, Australia. In 1999, he moved to the University of Edinburgh (U.K.) as a Lecturer in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2002, he took a position of Senior Lecturer in School of Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia and was promoted to Professor directly in 2005. In 2003, he was appointed as a Yangtze Scholar Professor (short-term) and 1000 Talents Professor (short-term) in 2010 at Hohai University, China. In 2018, he joined Westlake University as Chair Professor in Environmental Hydrology and will lead the establishment of Centre for Environmental Research.

TitleGroundwater salinity conditions and their effects on wetland vegetation

Prof. Muttucumaru Sivakumar -- University of Wollongong, Australia

Professor Sivakumar is a Civil and Environmental Engineer, an Associate Professor and Academic Program Director of Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. He has research and teaching experience in Australian and overseas Universities over three decades. He has published over 200 technical papers that are relevant to environmental engineering and to the water and wastewater industry. To his credit, over 25 PhDs have completed under his supervision. As the founder of the Environmental engineering program at the University of Wollongong, Professor Sivakumar has been instrumental in bringing research and teaching activities in this area. Prof Sivakumar had research collaboration with several industry partners. Prof Sivakumar also chaired the First International Workshop on Coastal Reservoirs held in Wollongong. His research expertise includes coastal reservoirs, water quality and water resources engineering, pollutant export from urban catchments, development of sustainable water and wastewater treatment technologies, environmental hydraulics and modelling.

Title: Water Quality and Flood Mitigation Challenges for Coastal Reservoir Development

Ning dezhi -- Dalian University of Technology, Dalian

Prof. Dezhi Ning got his PhD degree major in Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering at Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in 2005. Then he worked in the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Researcher from 2005 to 2007. Now, he is the distinguished professor of Changjiang Scholar in the field of coastal and ocean engineering at DUT. He currently serves as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering and the Associate Director of the State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers and selected as one of the Most Cited Chinese Scholars by Elsevier in 2020-2022. He serves as the associate editor of Journal of Hydrodynamics and Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineering-Marine Engineering, editorial board members of the international journals of Ocean Engineering and Journal of Marine Science and Application etc.

Title: Multi-Bragg resonance system over periodic submerged structures

Professor Roger A. Falconer -- Cardiff University, UK and Hohai University, China

Roger Falconer is Emeritus Professor of Water Engineering (since 2018) and Professor and Founding Director (1997-18) of the Hydro-environmental Research Centre, in the School of Engineering, at Cardiff University, UK. He is also Chair Professor at Hohai University and the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development (since 2019), China. He was previously Professor of Water Engineering (1987-97) at the University of Bradford. His main research activities have been in modelling hydro-environmental processes and his models have been used in over 100 Environmental Impact Assessment studies worldwide. He has published extensively in the field and is currently involved in a wide range of tidal range barrage and coastal lagoon schemes.


Roger is a Fellow of the: UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering (Foreign member), and European Academy of Sciences. He was President of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (2011-15) and Honorary Member (since 2017) and is Vice President of the International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (since 2017).

Title: Recent Developments in Designing Coastal Lagoons for Tidal Energy Generation

TG Sitharam-- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Prof. T. G. Sitharam Obtained his B E (Civil Engineering) from University of Mysore; Master’s from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1986 and Ph.D. from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1991. He has served University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA from 1991-94. Presently he is the Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam since July 2019. He also holds position of Director (additional charge) at Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, Assam. He is a Senior Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and he has served IISc for last 27 years. Prof. Sitharam is the member of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Established through an Act of Parliament: SERB Act 2008, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. He was the former Chairman, Research Council, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee. Presently, he is the President of International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR). His area of research is in the area of geotechnical and infrastructure engineering. He has published 500 technical papers, 20 books, with Google scholar H-index of 50 and I-10 index 146 with more than 8170 citations. He was listed in the world's top 2% of scientists for the most-cited research scientists in various disciplines by Stanford University in 2020 and again 2021.  He has guided 40 Ph.D. students; 35 Masters Students, 25 postdoctoral students and several thousand industry professionals and teachers through continuing education workshops. He has filed for 5 patents, executed more than 120 consulting projects and 2 start-up companies to his credit.  He is the Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers (United Kingdom), Diplomat of Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE.) from Academy of Geo-Professionals, ASCE; Fellow of IGS, ISET, ISES and many other Societies in India and abroad. He is also a certified professional engineer and chartered engineer from IE.

TitleCoastal Reservoir and Underground Dams for downstream water management: Water Scarcity to Security Through Sustainable Solutions