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WSM 2019 Speakers

 

Prof. Gordon Huang(Keynote Speaker)

Academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering(加拿大工程院院士)

University of Regina, Canada


Biography: Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSc from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 environment-related research projects, produced over 900 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 60 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences. He also acts (or acted) as editor-in-chief for 2 international journals and editorial board member for over 10 journals, and was conference chair or keynote speaker at over 40 international events. He has also served the United Nations Development Programme as Chief Scientist for its Program of Chinese Rural Water Resources Management and Drinking Water Safety. His pioneering work in environmental risk management has been recognized as a significant innovation, and has influenced government and business approaches for tackling environmental challenges and formulating related policies. Over 30 of his PhD graduates were appointed as faculty members at universities in Canada, USA, UK, Singapore, Hongkong and China.

 

 

 

 

Prof. Guangwei Huang (Keynote Speaker)

Sophia University, Japan


Biography:Dr. Huang is a Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University, Japan. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for the Study of the Global Environment, Sophia University at present. He received his Bachelor from Fudan University, China, Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo. His career includes Associate Professor in Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo; Professor for Joint Educational Program between International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. Passionate about water, his study evolved from fluid dynamics to water quality modeling and to integrated watershed science and management. In recent years, his main research focus is sustainability science from water perspective such as wetland conservation and wise use, integration of flood risk analysis with urban planning and innovative water resources development. He has about 80 peer-reviewed publications and some of representative contributions were published in internationally well-known journals such as Sustainability, Hydrobiologia, Natural Hazards, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, International Journal of River Basin Management, Journal of Environmental Informatics and so forth.

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Wen-yan Chiau(Keynote Speaker)

National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan ROC

Speech Title: Water and Sustainable Development: Legislation and Policy in Taiwan

Deputy director of administration, environmental protection department; Professor and director, institute of Marine affairs and resource management, national Taiwan ocean university; President of the wetland conservation alliance of the republic of China (now renamed as Taiwan wetland conservation alliance); President of the Marine pollution prevention and control association of the republic of China (now renamed Taiwan Marine pollution prevention and control association); CEO of ocean Taiwan culture and education foundation


Biograpphy: Dr. Wen-Yan Chiau is a chair professor of National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) and National Sun Yat-sen University of Taiwan.  He used to be the director and a professor of Institute of Marine Affairs and Resource Management as well as the dean of College of Ocean Law and Policy of NTOU.  Dr. Chiau has been actively participating NGOs’ activities for more than 25 years.  He served as the President of “Wetlands Taiwan”, the president of “Taiwan Association on Marine Pollution Control”, the CEO of “Foundation of Ocean Taiwan” as well as an executive member with many environmental organizatons.  Dr. Chiau received his M.A. (1989) and Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S. after earning his B.S. (1976) and LL.M. (1980) degrees in Taiwan.  He was honored with “Canadian Studies Award” in 1995 and 2002, "National Cheng Kung University Distinguished Alumni Award" in 2015 and “Lifetime Contribution Award” by Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects in 2016.  Chiau’s specialties are environmental planning and management, especially with regard to the areas of city and regional planning, climate change, coastal zone management, wetland conservation, ecotourism, underwater heritage, ocean policies and environmental law.  As an oceanographer and a planner, Chiau has drafted such marine blueprints as the “Vision of Maritime Countries” in 1996, the “Recommendations for Maritime Affairs Organization” in 2000, the “Ocean White Paper” in 2001, the “National Vision for the Golden Decade” concerning the ocean and wetlands protection policy in 2002, the “Ocean Policy White Paper” in 2006, the “Ocean Education White Paper” in 2007, and the “Blue Revolution and Ocean Nation” policy in 2008.  Chiau also participated in rescuing the “Free China Junk”.  Chiau was appointed as the Deputy Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Executive Yuan in August 2008.  In 2011, he was nominated by the Kuomintang Party as the legislator-at-large.  In his 4-year term with the Parliament, he involved in the amendment of Water Act, drew up and successfully passed some 12 important laws including Underwater Cultural Heritage Preservation Act, Museum Act, Spatial Planning Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Wetland Conservation Act, Greenhouse Gases Reduction and Management Act as well as the four laws on the organization of Council of Marine Affairs.  Recently, he participated in an expert team to draft Ocean Basic Law for Ocean Affair Council of Taiwan.

 

 

 

Prof. Xiang Zhang( Keynote Speaker)

Wuhan University , China

Speech Title: Urban Water Security: Opportunity and Challenges for the Sponge City Construction in China

Biography: Prof. Zhang xiang, is now professor and doctoral supervisor of wuhan university.In 1998, he received a doctor's degree in hydrology and water resources from sichuan university. Currently, he is director of the hydrology and water resources experimental research center, director of the natural resources society of China, member of the water resources committee, member of the wetland resources protection committee, and member of the water resources committee of the China association for sustainable development. Research interests: sustainable water resources management based on ecohydrology, watershed ecohydrology model, river and lake ecological restoration, integrated water environment management in lake basins, isotope hydrology.
 

 

Prof. DawenYang( Keynote Speaker)

Tsinghua University, China

Speech Title: TBA

Biograpphy: TBA