The 2nd Conference on Healthy Rivers and Sustainable Water Resource Management

Last modified: 21 December 2011

Organized by:
Faculty of Urban Construction & Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University, China
Europe Regional Centre for Ecohydrology u/a UNESCO PAS, Lodz, Poland
Wanzhou Science and Technology Commission, Chongqing, China

The theme of the meeting was the ecohydrological effect of watershed exploitation and its hydroecological mechanisms. It is believed that the results will provide valuable insights on the research of ecohydrology, and sustainable solutions for water resource management.

The meeting was attended by 50 guests from Europe, USA, Turkey and China (see Appendix 1), of which 24 gave the invited speech during the first two days of the conference (Oct. 20-21) (see Appendix 2).

ERCE Konferencja

Topics raised during the conference:

  1. Ecological response to the hydrological processes in watershed and its ecohydrological mechanisms
  2. The rules of ecohydrology in watershed and the hydroecological effect of large-scale hydropower projects
  3. Sustainable water resource utilization and ecological management in watershed
  4. Spatio-temporal distribution of environmental capacity, water pollution control and ecological restoration in watershed
  5. Assessment for healthy rivers and case study

A 2-day field excursion was organized after conference (Oct. 22-23) to visit Three Gorges Research Institute at Wanzhou District and Field Research Station in Pengxi River at Yunyang County.

Field Station in Pengxi River

Appendix 1. List of Invited Participants

Nationality Name Organization & Title
France Jean-Pierre Berton Professeur émérite, Université de Tours
Pascal Breil Doctor, CEMAGREF, Hydrology-Hydraulics research unit
Germany Martin Pusch Doctor, Head of the research unit - River management, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
Greece Georgios Sylaios Assistant Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece;
Italy Giovanni Bidoglio Doctor, Institute for Environment and Sustainability Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Poland Maciej Zalewski Professor & Director, European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under the auspices of UNESCO Polish Academy of Sciences
Joanna Mankiewicz - Boczek Professor, European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under auspices of UNESCO Polish Academy of Sciences
Katarzyna Izydorczyk Assistant Professor & Deputy Director, European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under auspices of UNESCO Polish Academy of Sciences
Ilona Gšgała Ph.D. Student, European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under auspices of UNESCO Polish Academy of Sciences
Romania Ioan Jelev Senior Scientific Researcher-Degree I, National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management
Turkey Azime Tezer Associate Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Nuket Ipek Cetin Ph.D. Student, Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University
Meltem Delibas M.Sc. Student, Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University
UK Alastair Moseley President (2008-2009), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, WSP UK Water & Waste Sector Director, UK
Richard Allan Representative, Royal Society of Chemistry; Managing Director, Scottish Water Horizons, UK
Sarah Thomas Doctor, International Programme Manager - Asia, Royal Society of Chemistry
Joel Goldenfum Doctor, Project Manager, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Research in the International Hydropower Association (IHA), London, UK; Professor in the Department of Hydromechanics and Hydrology of the Instituto de Pesquisas Hidrúlicas – UFRGS, Brazil
USA William J. Mitsch Distinguished Professor of Environment and Natural Resources / Director, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, The Ohio State University
Wenrui Huang Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida State University, USA
Taiwan District, China Yung-ta, Chang Associate Professor, Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
China (Main Land) He Chen Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University
Qiuwen Chen Researcher, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yongbo Chen Director, Professor of Engineering, Environmental Protection Section, Division of S&T development and Environmental Protection, China Three Gorges Corporation
Shi Feng Assistant Engineer, National Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower Development
Yan Feng Professor, Researcher, Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC), Yunnan University
Boping Han Professor, Jinan University
Daming He Professor, Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC), Yunnan University
Jinming Hu Professor, Centre for International Rivers in Asia, Yunnan University
Jinsong Guo Professor, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Urban Construction and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University
Zhenli Huang Researcher, Deputy director, Division of Reservoir Management, State Council of the Three Gorge Project Construction Committee Executive Office.
Baozhen Jia M.Sc. Student, National Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower Development
Bin Kang Professor, Researcher, Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC), Yunnan University
Wanchun Li Researcher, Deputy Editor, Editorial Department of Journal of Lake Sciences
Yungang Li Assistant Researcher, Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC), Yunnan University
Wengen Liao Researcher, Department Deputy Director, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
Tianyu Long Professor, Chongqing University
Jing Liu Ph.D. Student, Jinan University
Ying Lu Associate Researcher, Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC), Yunnan University
Zhijie Ma Unit Director, Senior Engineer, Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower Development
Jie Shan Engineer, Hydropower and Water Resources Planning and Design General Institute, MEP
Wanli Shi Ph.D. Student, National Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower Development
Zhiyu Sun Professor of Engineering, Division Director, Division of S&T development and Environmental Protection, China Three Gorges Corporation
Guifeng Wei Associate Professor, Jinan University
Fengchang Wu Researcher, Laboratory Director, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences; Chief Scientist of 973 Projects
Ruidong Wu Assistant Researcher, Asian International Rivers Center (AIRC), Yunnan University
Liuyan Yang Professor, Nanjing University
Yang Yang Researcher, Jinan University
Xuezhong Yu Professor of Engineering, Chief Engineer, National Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower Development
Cheng Zhang Freshwater Project Officer, Chief Engineering, World Wildlife Fund, WWF Beijing Office
Rong Zhao Senior Engineer, Unit Director, National Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower Development

Appendix 2. Conference Schedule and Speech Titles

October, 20 (Thursday)
Time Schedule Speaker
9:00-9:20 Host speech by organizer in China Prof. Jinsong Guo
9:20-9:30 Host speech by Maciej Zalewski Prof. Maciej Zalewski
9:30-9:40 Welcoming speech by Officers of CSTC Officers of CSTC
9:40-10:20 Taking group photo at Yi'an Hotel; Tea Break
10:20-10:50 Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology: a European perspective Richard Allan M.Sc.
10:50-11:20 Challenges and solutions for assessing the impact of freshwater reservoirs on natural GHG emissions: the UNESCO/IHA GHG Research Project - GHG status of freshwater reservoirs Dr. Joel Goldenfum
11:20-11:50 Ecological Response of Climatic Change in Northern Lake of China Prof. Liuyan Yang
11:50-12:20 Ecological and alien vegetal species response to Ecohydrological processes in the watershed processes in the watershed Dr. Jean-Pierre Berton
12:20-13:30 Lunch; Lunch Buffet at Yi'an Hotel  
13:40-14:10 Species diversity and distribution of benthic diatom in Zeng River of Pearl River system Prof. Boping Han
14:10-14:40 City development and urban river eco-services under climate change pressure. Can we predict? Dr. Pascal Breil
14:40-15:10 Making healthy rivers with floodplain wetlands: From the Mississippi-Ohio-Missouri River Basin in Ohio to the Everglades - River of Grass in Florida Prof. William Mitsch
15:10-15:40 A Review of Research and Management of River Ecosystems in Florida, USA Prof. Wenrui Huang
15:40-16:00 Tea Break  
16:00-16:30 Molecular Ecohydrology of Harmful Algae Blooms Dr. hab. Joanna Mankiewicz-Boczek, prof. of PAS
16:30-17:00 Adapting the Operation of the Jinping Cascaded Reservoirs for Downstream Ecological Flow Requirement Researcher Qiuwen Chen
17:00-17:30 Inter-sectoral management of rivers subjected to multiple stressors - principles and perspectives Dr. Martin Pusch
18:00-19:30 Dinner  
19:45- Academic Salon Prof. Xuezhong Yu
October, 21 (Friday)
Time Schedule Speaker
8:30-9:00 Ecohydrology - the dual regulation the water and nutrient cycles in the basin scale for sustainable future Prof. Maciej Zalewski
9:00-9:30 Assessment indicators and methods of the impact of hydrological variation on river ecosystem Prof. Xuezhong Yu
9:30-10:00 IWRM - a solution to meeting critical water supply challenges or just a pipe dream Dr. Alastair Moseley
10:00-10:30 The management of the Dream Lake in Taiwan for quillworts conservation Dr. Yung-ta, Chang
10:30-10:50 Tea Break  
10:50-11:20 Eyes on water ecosystems for continental Europe: Pressures, Impacts and Benefits Dr. Giovanni Bidoglio
11:20-11:50 Landsat image-based simulation of hydrological regime in an ungauged alpine wetland - case study of Napahai Ramsar wetland Prof. Jinming Hu
11:50-12:20 An Ecohydrological approach of the Danube River Dr. Ioan Jelev
12:20-13:30 Lunch Buffet at Yi'an Hotel  
13:30-14:00 LIFE+EKOROB project: Land/water ecotones for reduction of diffuse pollutions from the landscape Dr. Katarzyna Izydorczyk
14:00-14:30 An ecosystem approach to environmental flow assessment in the Baiyangdian Lake Dr. He Chen
14:30-15:00 Healthy rivers for urban sustainability: a spatial management approach Dr. Azime Tezer
15:00-15:30 Can we discuss the myth of the Mekong fishes? Prof. Bin Kang
15:30-15:50 Tea Break  
15:50-16:20 Environmental Impacts of Large-scale Hydropower Projects and Applied Ecohydrology Solutions for Watershed Restoration Dr. Georgios Sylaois
16:20-16:50 Integrated approach for waste-load reduction in tributary watersheds in the Three Gorges Reservoir Prof. Jinsong Guo
16:50-17:10 Introduction of Paper Submission to Ecohydrology & Hydrobioloogy Dr. hab. Joanna Mankiewicz-Boczek, prof. of PAS
17:10- Closing Ceremony Prof. Jinsong Guo


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