Date：24th-26th, August 2012
Organizers: Water Resources Commission, China Society of Natural Resources、Hydro-geography Commission, the Geographical Society of China(GSC)、Water resources professional committee of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society(CHES)、Hydrological Professional Committee of CHES、Professional Committee on water issues of Chinese Society for Sustainable Development (CSSD)
Co-organizer: State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University、Bureau of Hydrology, Changjiang Water Resources Commission
General account：The theme of forum is "Water Problems and Countermeasures under Changing Environment". Cai Qihua, director of the Yangtze River Water Conservancy Committee, attended the forum and made a report on the subject of Practice and effect of real time operation of the Three Gorges Reservoir during flood season. Li Jian, Party Secretary of Wuhan University attended the forum and delivered a speech. Vice governor of Hubei Province, School of Water Resources and Hydropower, Wuhan University, Professor Shenglian Guo presided over the opening ceremony. Academician of Norway Academy of Sciences Lars Gottschalk, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Professor Yongchuan Zhang, and Nanjing Water Conservancy Scientific Research Institute Academician Jianyun Zhang attended the forum. More than 400 experts and scholars from universities and related research institutions, government departments, enterprises and institutions such as Wuhan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, and Beijing Normal University, participated in the forum.
This session of the forum had five aspects of in-depth discussion, that is, "hydrological evolution law in the changing environment", "optimization of allocation and sustainable development of water resources in the changing environment", "hydropower resources development and reservoir group optimal operation", "flood and drought disaster evolution and countermeasure".