The 10th Hydroscience Development Forum financially supported by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFDYS) “Fluvial Hydrologic Cycle and Water Resources Evolution” was held on April 2-3. This seminar was hosted by School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University. Over 280 Scholars from 55 colleges and institutes, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, University of Hong Kong, Beijing Normal University, Wuhan University, attended the forum.
School Dean Liu Lin, Party Secretary Gu Xiaofeng and Professor Chen Xiaohong expressed warm welcome and best wishes to the attendees. The winner of NSFDYS and the Assistant to the Dean of School, Professor Zhang Qiang hosted the opening ceremony. For the forum, the discussion and reports centered around the themes of “Spatial-temporal characteristics and mechanism of the hydrological cycle processes”, “Stimulation, assessment and prediction of flood and drought processes with consideration of nonstationarity”, “Vulnerability of fluvial water resources system and related regional responses to climate change”, “Development and application of hydrological modelling”, “Water environment and ecohydrological protection”.
During the forum, 22 out of more than 100 presentations were presented. All scientific issues were warmly discussed by face-to-face discussion. Clarifications were done on internationally interesting scientific issues such as hydrological cycle in the backdrop of warming climate, hydrological modelling using hydrological models and statistical models with consideration of nonstationarity.
This forum helps to improve the external exchange of hydrology and water resources in our university, strengthened academic relationship and the impression on national water sciences, and promoted the innovative development of water cycle and water resources evolution in southern China.
The forum and seminar was organized by School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Water Security in Southern China of Guangdong High Education Institute, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Urbanization and Geo-simulation, Institute of Environmental Science and Research in southern China of Ministry of Environmental Protection, and School of Civil and Transportation, South China University of Technology.