International Symposium of Eco-Hydrology and Water Security: Opportunities & Challenges from Developing Countries
October 16 - October 18
This symposium will focus on “water for ecosystem” and “water for community” raising two essential topics, namely eco-hydrology and water security. Both global and regional levels of water policy and water strategy will be considered, which are crucial for top level sustainable planning of water-based development of urban city and rural areas especially in highly-populated developing regions. This international symposium will focus on the water security problem (e.g. water supply, rivers drying up, water quality, floods etc.) and ecosystem-related water issues (e.g., wetland degradation, hydrobiology, ecosystem resilience) in the global community with some focus on developing regions. It is intended to discuss the frontier of eco-hydrology and sustainable development based on environmentally friendly solutions, together with the international frontiers of hydrological science programmes, e.g., Panta Rhei from IAHS, new Eco-hydrology Programme from IHP-UNESCO and Future Earth. The symposium will bring together top experts from scientific institutions and international organizations and will provide an open platform for the discussion about theories, methodologies and their practices facing to demands from developing countries in the world including China practices.