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Academics

Academic Report on July.16,2019

Reporter Topic:Achieving Water Security in the Context of Food-Energy -Water Nexus : from Exhortation to Action

Reporter: Professor Ximing Cai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

Time:15:30, July.16, 2019

Location:Academic Hall of State Key Laboratory


   Professor Ximing Cai’s current research areas include coupled human-natural system analysis with an emphasis on human interferences in hydrological processes, water-energy-food system modeling especially in dry areas, and sustainable water resources management particularly in developing countries. He has authored or co-authored more than 154 peer-reviewed journal papers, three books and several monographs. During 2012-2017, he served as Editor for Water Resources Research the flagship journal of water resources, published by the American Geophysical Union; currently he serves the editorial board of several other major water journals. He has received several awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award and best paper awards from Water Resources Research, Water International, and the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. He has worked as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations and other international agencies. He has been associate director of Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE), a campus-wide institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Before joining the faculty of the University of Illinois in 2002, Cai served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. He is the Ven Te Chow Faculty Scholar in Water Resources and the Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar. He holds a B.S. in Water Resources Engineering (1990) and an M.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources (1994) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (1999) from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Geophysical Union and the International Water Resources Association. He has served the U.S. Environmental and Water Resources Institute as committee chair and the IRWA as a member of its board of directors.