2012 Conference: Water Management and Global Challenges
Water Management and Global Challenges

Advances in Technology, Innovation, Health, and Policy

On Oct. 16, 2012, the world's leading experts gathered in Beijing, China, to discuss:

  • Global Water Challenges & Solutions
  • Innovations Impacting Global Health
  • Water Policy and Management
  • The Water-Energy Nexus
  • Water Information Systems
  • Breakthroughs in Water Science and Engineering
  • Case Studies – Best Practices

NYIT thanks conference co-organizer, Peking University and its Center for Water, as well as the many generous sponsors, including NYIT alumni, and the conference attendees for making the event a success.

Keynote Speakers

Honorable Ning LIU, Vice Minister of Water Resources, Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China

Kenza KAOUAKIB-ROBINSON, Secretary of UN-Water, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Xikun YUAN, Renowned Chinese Artist' (UNEP Patron for Arts and Environment); Standing Member, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC); Goodwill Ambassador, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

External Speakers

Abdallah I. Husein MALKAWI, Ph.D., President and Professor of Geotechnical and Dam Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

Tianzhu ZHANG, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Institute of Agricultural Planning Sciences, China Agricultural University (CAU)  

Chunmiao ZHENG, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Water Resources and Director, Center for Water Research, Peking University

Paul ANID, Ph.D., Vice President, Water Quality Management Services, HDR/Hydroqual Co. 

Erda LIN, Ph.D., Professor, Chief Scientist and Former-Director General, Agro-Environment and Sustainable Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS); CPPCC Member

Weidong ZHANG, Programme Manager, Energy and Environment Team, United Nations Development Programme, China

Junguo LIU, Ph.D., Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Beijing Forestry University 

Jasmine TIAN, Director of Sustainability, Coca-Cola Greater China

Xiaoliang MENG, Ph.D., Director, Joint International Center for Resource, Environment Management and Digital Technologies (JIC-REDT), International School of Software, Wuhan University

Lingzhen DONG, Ph.D., Director, Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability, Asia Pacific Region, The Dow Chemical Company

Sayko LAW; CEO, Weide Biological Engineering Co. Ltd.

Xinghui XIA, Ph.D., Professor, School of the Environment, Beijing Normal University

Denghua YAN, Ph.D., China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower (IWHR)

Flemming F. PEDERSEN, Head of  Water and Environment, ALECTIA Denmark

Xin'an YIN, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University

NYIT Speakers

Edward GUILIANO, Ph.D., President

Nada ANID, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Sarah MEYLAND, J.D., Associate Professor, Environmental Technology, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Xiaohui CUI, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences


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