Date：23th-24th, September 2009
Organizers: Wuhan University, Division of Civil Hydraulic and Architecture Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society、Changjiang Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources
Co-organizer: International Water Resources Association(IWRA)、International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage(ICID)、International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research(IAHR)、International Water Management Institute(IWMI)、the Ohio State University at Columbus(OSU)、China Society for Hydropower Engineering(CSHE)
General account：More than 300 representatives from more than a dozen countries such as the United States, Japan, Russia, Australia, the European Union, India and China attended the meeting, including 15 Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and 8 foreign Academicians. These experts have a profound academic attainments, rich research experience and an understanding of the frontier of related disciplines in the field of water resources, and they brought their latest research results. Qian Zhengying, the former vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, attended the forum. Chen Lei, minister of water resources, attended and delivered a speech.
In the last 30 years, the social economy has changed dramatically, and the development and utilization of water resources has made a great progress, but at the same time, we have paid a lot of resources and environmental costs. It has become an important issue of concern for the water conservancy science and technology workers and government decision-making departments, that how to scientifically and reasonably develop and protect limited water resources, realize the efficient and sustainable development of water resources and support the sustainable development of social economy, which are also the problems that have been or will be faced by countries in the world. This meeting has important practical significance to explore these issues, promote the sustainable use of water resources and sustainable development of social and economic development.