Welcome Message
Prof. Nanqi Ren
Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Vice president of HIT
Chair, Science Summit on Urban Water
It is my great honor to welcome you to attend the 4th IWA Conference of Science Summit on Urban Water from November 25-27, 2018, co-organized by Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and International Water Association (IWA). The forum will mainly address the current situation, challenges, and future development trends of urban water system, and will be a brain-storming and high-level academic event.
China has made tremendous progress of socio-economic development in the recent decade and for the first time "Smart City" is incorporated into the national strategic plan. As an important part of the “Smart City”, “Smart Water” is one of the important signs that embodies the level of urban management intelligence and also an important technical support for ensuring people’s livelihood in the world. This also reflects the IWA Sustainable Development Goal asking for an intelligent water management on a global scale.
China has made great efforts for the security of urban water environment and provides valuable experience to the world. Yet the urban water environment in China is still facing enormous challenges and became extremely complicated with the accelerated progress of urbanization. Focus on the sustainability of urban water, and targeting the key scientific and technical problems in this area, the Summit would provide an opportunity of gathering the world scientific communities and scientists, where participants can deliver brilliant talks, fostering potential R&D collaborations and find solutions in the area of urban water environments.
This event will bring researchers, engineers and decision makers together to outline the state-of-the-art scenario and address future perspectives for urban water both in scientific and engineering field. We are very pleased to offer this Summit and warmly welcome all of you to Harbin.
Prof. Yu Tian
Deputy Director, State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource &Environment, HIT
Executive Chair, Science Summit on Urban Water
Following the successful Summits in 2011, 2014 and 2016, the 4th Science Summit on Urban Water will be held during November 25-27 in Harbin, China. On behalf of the Organizing Committee and as Executive Chair of this event, it is my honor to welcome you to attend this event.
The aim of the Summit is to promote the development of smart and healthy urban water system. The Summit intends to become an “Olympic of Urban Water”, and will provide an interacting platform for exchange of ideas between scientists, engineers, environmentalists, managers, consultants, administrators and regulators, student researchers from other countries with the Chinese counterparts, for “a world in which water is wisely managed to satisfy the needs of human activities and ecosystems in an equitable and sustainable way”. The success of this summit will be of great importance for China’s water policy in the future but also has the potential to inspire the change of global water management for a better future. Harbin is a charming, multi-cultural city with fashion and music. We believe that we will offer you a safe and pleasant stay in Harbin during the conference. I sincerely wish to see you all on November 25-27, 2018.
Theme Settings
Session 1:Smart management for urban water system

Big data (artificial intelligence) and the future of urban water system management

Urban water monitoring system based on Internet Of Things

Modelling for surface and underground water management

Large scale urban water system: operation, management and innovation

Session 2:Healthy water cycle for urban water system

Urban water cycle: planning, design and operation

Technological innovations for improving water security

Sponge city storm water management & risk

Sponge city theories and practice

Comprehensive management of urban water basin eco-environment

Session 3:Sustainable development of urban water system

Innovative technologies for future urban water

Wastewater resource recovery and reuse

Emerging contaminants risk and control

Environmental ecology and ecotoxicology

Important Dates
  • Extended Outline Paper Submission Deadline October 28, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance October 31, 2018
  • Deadline for Early Bird Registration September 30, 2018
Invited Speakers
Glen Daigger
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
IWA Distinguished Fellows
University of Michigan, USA
Helmut Kroiss
Member, European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA)
IWA Distinguished Fellows
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Willy Verstraete
Member, Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium (RASB)
IWA Distinguished Fellows
Ghent University, Belgium
Jianyun Zhang
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering(CAE)
Member, Royal Academy of Engineering(RAE)
Dean, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China
Chao Wang
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
Dean, School of Environment
Hohai University, China
Mark Van Loosdrecht
Member, Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Member, Dutch Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI)
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
John Crittenden
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Director, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
David Waite
Member, US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Executive Director and CEO, UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies (CTET)
University of New South Wales, Australia
Xiaochang Wang
Chairman of IWA China Chapter of Alternative Water Resources Cluster IWA Distinguished Fellows
Xi'An University of Architecture and Technology, China
In S Kim
Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
President, Korea Desal. Plant Association
Gwangju Institute of Sci. & Technol., Korea
Xie Quan
Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China" and Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Dalian University of Technology, China
Weimin Wu
Senior Research Engineer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stanford University, USA
Beidou Xi
Director, State Key Lab of Environ. Protection and Groundwater Pollution Control Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science, China
Zhiyong (Jason) Ren
Director, Water Resource Recovery Lab in Environmental Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Jianlong Wang
Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China" Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Tsinghua University, China
Joon-hong Park
Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Yonsei University, Korea
Harsha Ratnaweera
Professor on Water and Wastewater Technology
Faculty of Sciences & Technology (RealTek)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Ulf Miehe
Head of Process Innovation
Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH, Germany
Markus Starkl
Chairman,Specialist Group on sanitation and
water management in developing countries, IWA
University of Nature Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
JP Lobo Ferreira
Board of Directors, Head of Groundwater Division,
Civil Engineering National Laboratory of the
Portuguese Ministry of Economy (LNEC), Portugal
Jinsong Zhang
Chief engineer of Shenzhen Water Group Co. LTD, China
Yu Tian
Deputy Director, State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource &Environment, HIT Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jianbin Wang
International Engagement Manager (Asia) Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC)
Monash University, Australia
Jun Ma
Associate Dean, School of Environment Deputy Director, National Engineering Research Center for Urban Water Resources Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Yeshi Cao
IWA Fellow
Former Chief Expert of Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore
Hongbin Cao
Deputy Director, State engineering laboratory of clean production technology of hydrometallurgy
Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Key laboratory of green process and engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xia Huang
Deputy Director, State key joint laboratory of environment simulation and pollution control
Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Tsinghua University, China
Yinguang Chen
Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, TJU Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China" Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Tongji University, China
Fangang Meng
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC Young Scholars of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Wenwei Li
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC Young Scholars of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Yi Luo
13th Young Women Scientists Award of China Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Nankai University, China
Zhiwei Wang
Associate Dean, College of Environmental Science and Engineering Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC Young Scholars of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Tongji University, China
Wenhai Chu
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Tongji University, China
Xiaohong Guan
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Tongji University, China
Heng Liang
Director, Department of Municipal Engineering Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Wenzheng Yu
Scholar of “Young Thousand Talents Plan”
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dandan Zhou
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Northeast Normal University, China
Shun Mao
Scholar of "Young Thousand Talents Plan"
Tongji University, China
Weiyan Liu
Director of Operations and General Manager of
Operations Center, Beijing Enterprises Water
Group Co. Ltd., China
Fei Yang
Professor, Doctoral supervisor, college of
environmental and plant protection
Hainan University, China
Yaobin Zhang
Scholar of “New Century Excellent Talents Program”
Associate Dean, College of Environment
Dalian University of Technology, China
Zhiguang Niu
Scholar of “New Century Excellent Talents Program”
Tianjin University, China
Qiang Wang
Scholar of “Young Thousand Talents Plan”
Beijing Forestry University, China
Minghua Zhou
Director, International joint research center of advanced water treatment technology
Scholar of “New Century Excellent Talents Program”
Nankai University, China
Heng Liang
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Director, Department of Municipal Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Shijie You
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Wanqian Guo
Director, Department of environmental Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Glen Daigger
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
IWA Distinguished Fellows
University of Michigan, USA
Helmut Kroiss
Member, European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA)
IWA Distinguished Fellows
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Willy Verstraete
Member, Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium (RASB)
IWA Distinguished Fellows
Ghent University, Belgium
Jianyun Zhang
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering(CAE)
Member, Royal Academy of Engineering(RAE)
Dean, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China
Chao Wang
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
Dean, School of Environment
Hohai University, China
Mark Van Loosdrecht
Member, Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Member, Dutch Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI)
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
John Crittenden
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Director, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
David Waite
Member, US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Executive Director and CEO, UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies (CTET)
University of New South Wales, Australia
Xiaochang Wang
Chairman of IWA China Chapter of Alternative Water Resources Cluster IWA Distinguished Fellows
Xi'An University of Architecture and Technology, China
In S Kim
Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
President, Korea Desal. Plant Association
Gwangju Institute of Sci. & Technol., Korea
Xie Quan
Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China" and Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Dalian University of Technology, China
Weimin Wu
Senior Research Engineer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stanford University, USA
Beidou Xi
Director, State Key Lab of Environ. Protection and Groundwater Pollution Control Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science, China
Zhiyong (Jason) Ren
Director, Water Resource Recovery Lab in Environmental Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Jianlong Wang
Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China" Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Tsinghua University, China
Joon-hong Park
Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Yonsei University, Korea
Harsha Ratnaweera
Professor on Water and Wastewater Technology
Faculty of Sciences & Technology (RealTek)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Ulf Miehe
Head of Process Innovation
Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH, Germany
Markus Starkl
Chairman,Specialist Group on sanitation and
water management in developing countries, IWA
University of Nature Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
JP Lobo Ferreira
Board of Directors, Head of Groundwater Division,
Civil Engineering National Laboratory of the
Portuguese Ministry of Economy (LNEC), Portugal
Jinsong Zhang
Chief engineer of Shenzhen Water Group Co. LTD, China
Yu Tian
Deputy Director, State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource &Environment, HIT Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jianbin Wang
International Engagement Manager (Asia) Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC)
Monash University, Australia
Jun Ma
Associate Dean, School of Environment Deputy Director, National Engineering Research Center for Urban Water Resources Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Yeshi Cao
IWA Fellow
Former Chief Expert of Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore
Hongbin Cao
Deputy Director, State engineering laboratory of clean production technology of hydrometallurgy
Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Key laboratory of green process and engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xia Huang
Deputy Director, State key joint laboratory of environment simulation and pollution control
Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Tsinghua University, China
Yinguang Chen
Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, TJU Chair Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China" Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Tongji University, China
Fangang Meng
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC Young Scholars of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Wenwei Li
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC Young Scholars of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Yi Luo
13th Young Women Scientists Award of China Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC
Nankai University, China
Zhiwei Wang
Associate Dean, College of Environmental Science and Engineering Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC Young Scholars of "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China"
Tongji University, China
Wenhai Chu
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Tongji University, China
Xiaohong Guan
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Tongji University, China
Heng Liang
Director, Department of Municipal Engineering Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Wenzheng Yu
Scholar of “Young Thousand Talents Plan”
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dandan Zhou
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Northeast Normal University, China
Shun Mao
Scholar of "Young Thousand Talents Plan"
Tongji University, China
Weiyan Liu
Director of Operations and General Manager of
Operations Center, Beijing Enterprises Water
Group Co. Ltd., China
Fei Yang
Professor, Doctoral supervisor, college of
environmental and plant protection
Hainan University, China
Yaobin Zhang
Scholar of “New Century Excellent Talents Program”
Associate Dean, College of Environment
Dalian University of Technology, China
Zhiguang Niu
Scholar of “New Century Excellent Talents Program”
Tianjin University, China
Qiang Wang
Scholar of “Young Thousand Talents Plan”
Beijing Forestry University, China
Minghua Zhou
Director, International joint research center of advanced water treatment technology
Scholar of “New Century Excellent Talents Program”
Nankai University, China
Heng Liang
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Director, Department of Municipal Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Shijie You
Excellent Youth Scholar of NSFC
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Wanqian Guo
Director, Department of environmental Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Organizers
  • The International Water
    Association
  • Harbin Institute of
    Technology
  • Chinese Academy of
    Engineering
Co-organizers
  • State Key Lab of Urban Water
    Resource & Environment
  • National Engineer Research Center
    of Urban Water Resources