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International Conference on Silk-road Disaster

Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development

SiDRR Statement
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Conference Place

Beijing International Convention


International collaboration strived for resilient Silk Road at SiDRR Conference 2019

 

Efforts are being called for strengthening science and technology innovation and cooperation in disaster prevention and mitigation and sustainable development along the Silk Road, striving for a safe, green and resilient Silk Road.

 

The call came from the International Conference on Silk-road Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development (SiDRR Conference 2019), which was co-hosted by Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Association for Science and Technology, United Nations Environment Program, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO).


More than 780 experts and scholars from over 40 countries and regions met in Beijing on May 11-12 to exchange ideas on how to make the areas along the Silk Road more sustainable and disaster-proofing.


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Chunli Bai, President of Chinese Academy of Sciences, said in the conference's opening ceremony that areas along the Silk Road are prone to various natural disasters that have resulted in massive loss of life and economic damage.


 

"As a result, it is paramount to use new technologies and international cooperation to jointly tackle these natural disaster risks, protect ecological security and achieve sustainable development," said Bai, who is also the President of ANSO, a group created to connect the scientific communities of B&R participants.

 

Runqiu Huang, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said disaster risk reduction of natural hazards along the initiative is crucial for its success and sustainability.


 

He said that due to the strong tectonic movement, rugged terrain, fragile geo-environment and extreme climate, many regions, especially the Tianshan-Pamir Plateau, Himalayas, the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and South Asia, were severely affected by different kinds of geo-hazards, such as landslides, debris flows and glacial lake outburst floods. He called for international collaboration in linking research facilities and sharing knowledge to create a more effective disaster risk reduction platform and build a safe B&R.

 

In a video speech, Mami Mizutori, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), told the conference that the Belt and Road Initiative was one of the most important large-scale infrastructure development projects being carried out in the world. The scale and reach of the initiative will impact billions of people and reshape the physical world, and countries should be mindful of these projects' impact on the environment and inhabitants.


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"It is encouraging that the government of China is taking proactive measures to ensure that the development of the Belt and Road Initiative is risk-informed and sustainable," she added.

 

"Disaster-proofing the world's largest infrastructure initiative is a challenge, but achievable," she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potential for innovation and creativity. Scientists and researchers can use this opportunity to create a new wave of innovation in disaster-resilient infrastructure and wide-scale disaster risk reduction. The impact of such innovation will certainly benefit the Belt and Road Initiative and beyond, she said.

 

Henrik Slotte, Chief of Crisis management Branch of Policy and Pogramme Division at UN Environment Program, said poorly managed infrastructure projects can damage the ecosystem. He said it is key for scientists to communicate with government officials to create better planning and new solutions, and more interdisciplinary research into natural disasters and risk management is also helpful.


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Greeting speech from Bojie Fu, CAS academician and Vice President of International Geographical Union


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Greeting speech from Timothy Wilcox, representative of UNDRR, Asia and Pacific


Participants of SiDRR Conference 2019 have reached the consensus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and sustainable development through the announcement of the Beijing Statement, which is a scientific, technical and political dialogue for the better implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 


Aligning with and contributing to the global Science and Technology Road Map to support the implementation of Sendai Framework, the Statement recommended actions on 4 priorities and 9 initiatives, improving the understanding and management of disaster risk, investing in DRR and SDG for resilience construction, enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to build back better.


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Remarks from Dr. Fahu Chen of ANSO, Timothy Wilcox of UNDRR, Henrik Slotte of UNEP, Abdusattor Saidov of Tajikistan Academy of Sciences, Philippe Pypaert of UNESCO, and Qiuming Cheng of IUGS (from left to right) at the Closing Ceremony


Under the witness of all participants, Alliance of International Science Organizations on Disaster Risk Reduction was launched in the closing ceremony. The Alliance has already attracted around 30 institutions and universities from countries including China, Italy, Belgium, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It shares strong interests in DRR and strong geographic focus on the Silk-road regions, sharing the vision of UN landmark framework agreements including Sendai Framework, 2030 Agenda, and Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Alliance will serve as a new platform for international coordination and provide scientific support for disaster relief and sustainable development.

 

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First Discussion Meeting of the Alliance

 

The Alliance emphasizes on enhancing disaster mitigation and response through multi-national and multi-disciplinary cooperation, such as disaster with healthcare science; encouraging partnership with the engineering community; enhancing cooperation between natural and social sciences; focusing on higher education; contributing to disaster-proofing and resilient infrastructure; connecting with existing networks as well as private sectors. The Alliance also welcomes new partners to join in.


17 young scientists were awarded in the closing ceremony with the Best Oral Presentation Award for Young Scientist, giving recognition to outstanding young scholars who are doing research related to disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.


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Best Oral Presentation Award for Young Scientist

 

“Atlas of Silk Road Disaster Risk” exhibited at the conference attracted attentions. The Atlas with over 120 drawings will vividly illustrate the physical and social conditions, disaster characterizes, and typical disaster events along Silk Road, visualizing the results of disaster risk assessment at multiple scales from the entire Silk-road area to regional and local level. Along with the Atlas, the Report of “Glance at the Silk Road Disaster Risk” provides a detailed explanation and description of all maps that have been presented in the Atlas. In addition, the involved human geographers and social scientists will share their experiences in risk governance and management in the Report.


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The conference had 19 keynote speeches, 347 oral presentations in 24 parallel sessions and 88 posters. The Silk-road Culture and Development Forum was held on 12th for students from middle school to college and for the public. A photo exhibition on the theme of Beauty Coexists with Disaster, Civilization Rises out of Disaster was demonstrated to arouse public awareness on DRR and sustainable development.


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The Silk-road Culture and Development Forum


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 Photo Exibition: Beauty Coexists with Disaster, Civilization Rises out of Disaster






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Tentative Keynote Speakers

--after Opening Ceremony of May 11 morning:


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Henrik Slotte, Chief of Crisis Management Branch, Policy and Programme Division, UN Environment

Keynotes title: Integrating environmental sustainability and disaster resilience in how we conceive infrastructure


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Mohammad Qasim Jan, Academician, President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Adviser, OIC Standing Committee on Scientific & Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), Islamabad; Distinguished National Professor, National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar

Keynotes title: Natural hazards along KKH across Central Asian orogens, with emphasis on the transect in N Pakistan


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Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Professor Emeritus of University of Yamanashi, Japan; chairperson of Inter-Governmental Council of UNESCO IHP for 1998-2000; President of IAHS for 2001-2005

Keynotes title: Climate change adaptation for flood-related disaster management in Japan


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Paul Tapponnier, Academician, French Academy of Sciences; academician, National Academy of Sciences of the United States; Professor, Tectonics Group Leader, Earth of Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University

Keynotes title: Continental Megathrust Paleo-Seismology: How to retrieve long earthquake sequences

 

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Kyoji Sassa, Secretary General of International Consortium on Landslides; Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University; Editor-in-Chief of Landslides: Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides

Keynotes title: Recent development and challenging task in landslide disaster risk reduction


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Peng Cui, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Science Committee Member of IRDR of ISC/UNISDR & Vice President of IRDR China; Vice President of Chinese Society of Water and Soil Conservation

Keynotes title: Silk Road: Disaster, Risk and Management


--May 12 morning: Culture and Development of Silk Roads Theme Forum (free and open to public)


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Chack Fan Lee, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Professor and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Hong Kong; Chairman of The Jao Tsung-I Academy

Tentative Title: The Belt and Road - Historic Outlines and Future Prospects

李焯芬,中国工程院院士、加拿大工程院院士、原香港大学副校长、地质及水利工程专家  英文报告题目:The Belt and Road - Historic Outlines and Future Prospects(“一带一路”的历史与展望)


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Dadao Lu, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; former Director of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS; former President of the Geographical Society of China

陆大道中国科学院院士、原中科院地理所所长、原中国地理学会理事长、经济地理学家


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Ying Xu, Youngest doctoral supervisor of Academy of Opto-Electronics, CAS; scientist of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System; celebrity for popularization of science

Tentative Title: BeiDou and the Belt and Road

徐颖,中科院光电研究院最年轻博士生导师、北斗导航系统科学家、80后“北斗女神”:北斗与“一带一路”


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Yongchun Zheng, First Chinese Laureate of Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science; author of Pluto Flyby: Shedding Light on Origin of the Solar System; Professor, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS

Tentative Title: Major Astronomical Disasters faced by us and Sustainable Development of the Earth

郑永春,中国科学院国家天文台研究员、《飞越冥王星》作者、美国天文学会行星科学分会授予的“卡尔·萨根奖”首位华人得主:人类面临的重大天文灾难与地球的可持续发展


--before Closing Ceremony of May 12 afternoon:


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Yuntai Chen, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Geophysicist; Dean, School of Earth and Space Sciences; Vice Chairman, Consultative Committee of CAS; Professor and Honorary Director, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration

Keynotes title: Studies of Recent Significant Earthquakes in “the Belt and Road”


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Philippe DE MAEYER, Senior full professor in cartography and GIS and head of Geography Department in Ghent University, Belgium; Full memberof the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences of Belgium

Keynotes title: Suitable methods for flood risk calculation


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Toshio Yamagata, Professor of University of Tokyo, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Keynotes title: Oceanic and atmospheric heatwaves


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Deliang Chen, Members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; Academy of TWAS; Foreign Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; August Röhss Professor, University of Gothenburg

Keynotes title: Why does the 1.5 C warming target matter to aridification?


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Alessandro PASUTO, Research Director at the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and head of the Padova Unit

Keynotes title: Landslide susceptibility mapping along the silk road economic belt


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Rafig Azzam, President of International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), professor emeritus of RWTH Aachen University, former President of  German National Association of Engineering Geology

Keynotes title: Method to substitute threshold criterion of monitoring and early warning in geotechnical constructions


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Weidong Liu, Professor and Assistant Director of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

Keynotes title: Joint construction of green silk road


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Charles W. W. Ng, President of International Society for Soil Mechanics and GeotechnicalEngineering (ISSMGE), Chair Professorand Associate Vice-President at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Keynotes title: Theories and mechanisms of sustainable and ecologically engineered slopes


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Xiaohong YANG, Springer Nature’s Scientific Director for Greater China and an Executive Editor for the Nature Research journals since October, 2018.

Keynotes title: Supporting disaster risk reduction and sustainable development through efficient communications and publications




Tentative Session Invited Speakers:


Sessions will be scheduled on May 11 afternoon and/or May 12 morning at the Beijing Conventional Center. The list will be continued to update over the time. If there's any mistakes or omissions, please refer to the information onsite at the Conference.


Session 1: The Formation Process, Mechanism, and Treating Countermeasures of Landslides


Session 3: Health-Emergency Disaster Risk Management


Session 4: Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering


Session 5: Mobilization of International Science and Technology Collaboration on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)


Session 6: Improving Policy and Science &Technology Interface in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 


Session 7: Risk and Management of Water Disaster under Changing Environment


Session 8: Advances in Landslide Risk Reduction


Session 9: Sediment Transportation and Geo-hazard Mitigation


Session 10: Mountain Hazards


Session 12: Models for Higher Education Collaboration on Natural Disaster Risk Reduction, Response, and Reconstruction


Session 13: The Sustainable Development along Silk Roads


Session 14: Marine Observations and Hazards


Session15: Climate Change and Disaster Prevention Technology in Eurasia Arid Zone (DPTUA)


Session 16: Paleoenvironmental Change and Disaster along the Silk Roads


Session 19: Societal Impacts of Geohazards


Session 20: Disaster Monitoring and Risk Assessment


Session 21: Engineering and Environmental Geological Disasters in Permafrost Area


Session 22: Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service


Session 23: Railway Engineering on “the Belt and Road”


Alliance of International Science Organizations on Disaster Risk Reduction


The Alliance of International Science Organizations on Disaster Risk Reduction is an international, non-profit and non-governmental scientific alliance with a strong geographic focus on Silk-roads regions. It aims to form a regional collaboration platform for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, to better promote the implementation of UN landmark framework agreements including Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and Paris Agreement on Climate Change, along the Silk Roads. 


Its establishment was announced under the witness of all participants at the International Conference on Silk-road Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development (SiDRR Conference 2019), which was co-hosted by Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Association for Science and Technology, United Nations Environment Program, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO). The Conference, striving for a safe, green and resilient Silk Road, attracted more than 780 experts and scholars from over 40 countries and regions during May 11-12 in Beijing.


The Alliance focuses on topics related to disaster risk reduction and mitigation, such as coordination mechanism, sustainable development, talent cultivation, and capacity building. Committed to promoting “technological exchanges, research cooperations, experiments and demonstrations, as well as training promotions” in countries and regions along the Silk Roads, the Alliance aims to motivate science innovations, data sharing and technology transfer of disaster risk reduction and mitigation, to accelerate the implementation of relevant cutting-edge theories and techniques, and to improve capacities on disaster risk reduction and mitigation as well as on sustainable development of countries and regions along the Silk Roads. 


It emphasizes on broadening the communities of participation, bridging some critical professional and disciplinary divides, enhancing disaster mitigation and response through multi-national and multi-disciplinary cooperation, including disaster with healthcare science; encouraging partnerships with the engineering community; enhancing cooperation between natural and social sciences; focusing on higher education; contributing to disaster-proofing and resilient infrastructure; connecting with existing networks as well as private sectors. 


Applying for membership:


Institutions, universities, organizations and networks, etc., who would be interested in joining us are urged to contact us at: sidrr@imde.ac.cn. If you have partners from communities including healthcare science, higher education, engineering, social sciences, private sector, who are interested to join us to further promote multidiscilinary and multi-sector collaborations on DRR endeavors, please kindly invite them to contact us.

 

Also, we are now collecting multinational, multidisciplinary collaboration opportunities to share with the international DRR community. If you have programs looking for international/multidisciplinary/multi-sector collaboration partners, if you have scholarship or training-course opportunities in your institution or looking for talents of DRR-related fields, if you have DRR-related endeavors that you would like to share with the community, please kindly contact us with the details.


Contact:

Ms. Tianhai Jiang through sidrr@imde.ac.cn




ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF SIDRR CONFERENCE 2019


Chair

Chunli BAI (President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO); Chair of Organizing Committee of SiDRR Conference)

Executive Chair

Peng CUI (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Vice President of Chinese Society of Water and Soil Conservation; Science Committee Member of IRDR)

Members (in alphabetical order of family name)

Emily Ying Yang CHAN (Head, Division of Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Xi CHEN (Vice President of Xinjiang Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of NEESPI-Central Asia; Vice Director of China Society of Natural Resources; Executive Director of China Association of Remote Sensing Application)

Quansheng GE (Director General of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Secretary General of Chinese Committee of International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP); Secretary General of Chinese Committee of International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP)

Qunli HAN (Executive Director of International Programme Office of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR IPO)

Gretchen KALONJI (Dean, Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction, Sichuan University-The Hongkong Polytechnic University; Strategic Advisor to Institutional Development of Sichuan University; former Assistant Director General for Natural Science, UNESCO)

Yu LIU (Director General of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Executive Member of Tree-Ring Society (TRS); former President of Asian Dendrochronological Association (ADA); Vice Secretary General of Chinese Association for Quaternary Research (CHIQUA))

David MOLDEN (Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development)

Huiming TANG (Vice President of International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG); Vice General Secretary of the Communist Party of China University of Geosciences; Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences)

Yujie WANG (Vice President of Beijing Forestry University; Vice President of China Society of Soil and Water Conservation)

Anbang WEN (Director General of Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member of Chinese Society of Soil and Water Conservation)

Xiwei XU (Director General of Institute of Crustal Dynamics, China Earthquake Administration; 40th Vice Director of Geological Society of China; Consultation Member of China Geological Survey; Scientific Member of China Earthquake Administration; Executive Director of Seismological Society of China)

Siquan YANG (Vice Director of S&T Department of Ministry of Emergency Management of the People's Republic of China)

Wei YANG (Director-General of the Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Guoyou ZHANG (Secretary-General of the Geographical Society of China)

Yuanming ZHANG (Vice Director General of Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of Xinjiang Botanical Society)

Ying ZHU (General Manager of China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. LTD)

SECRETARIAT


Secretary General

Xiaoqing CHEN (Vice Director of Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Vice secretary General

Wenjiang LIU (Executive Vice Director, Research Center for Ecology and Environment of Central Asia, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Chaojun OUYANG (Professor of Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Ming WANG (Vice Director of Graduate School of Beijing Normal University)

Gordon G. D. ZHOU (Professor of Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vice Director, Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Processes)

Secretaries (in alphabetical order of family name)




SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF SIDRR CONFERENCE 2019


Chair

Dahe QIN (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS))

Vice Chair

Mohammad Qasim JAN (Academician, President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Distinguished National Professor, National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar)

Deliang CHEN (Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; Fellow of TWAS; Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; August Röhss Professor of University of Gothenburg)

Members (in alphabetical order of family name)

Saidov ABDUSATTOR (Academician, Vice President of Tajikistan Academy of Sciences)

Irasema ALCANTARA-AYALA (Professor, Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM))

Zhisheng AN (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; former Vice-chair of scientific committee of International Geosphere Biosphere Programme; former Vice President of International Union for Quaternary Research)

Rafig AZZAM (President of International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG); Professor emeritus of RWTH Aachen University; former President of  German National Association of Engineering Geology)

Peter BOBROWSKY (President of International Consortium on Landslides)

Fahu CHEN (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of TWAS; President of Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences) 

Yong CHEN (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of TWAS; former Vice Director of China Earthquake Administration; former Director of Chinese Geophysical Society)

Yuntai CHEN (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of TWAS; former Executive Committee Member of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics)

Zuyu CHEN (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; former Vice President of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering; Executive Director of China Civil Engineering Society)

Qiuming CHENG (President of the International Union of Geological Sciences; Director of State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources; former President of IAMG)

Kirill CHISTYAKOV (Vice President of Russian Geographic Society; Director of the Institute of Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg State University)

Philippe DE MAEYER (Full member of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences; Chair of the National Committee of Geography, Belgium; Head of Department of Geography, Ghent University)

Bojie FU (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of TWAS; Academician of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK; Academician of American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Vice President of International Geographical Union)

Huadong GUO (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of TWAS; Member of the International Academy of Eurasian Sciences; President of International Society for Digital Earth)  

Dunxin HU (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; former Scientific Committee Member of International Geosphere Biosphere Programme; former Scientific Steering Committee Member of Joint Global Ocean Flux Study)

Runqiu HUANG (Vice Minister of Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China; Vice President of IAEG; President of the International Research Network on Giant Landslides; former Vice President of Chengdu University of Technology)

Muhammad Asif KHAN (Academician of the Pakistani Academy of Sciences; Vice Chancellor of University of Peshawar, Pakistan)

Tojibaev KOMILJON (Academician; Director General, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan)

Wolfgang KRON (Advisor, UN High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disaster (HELP); former Head of Research: Hydrological Hazards, Geo Risks Research, Munich Reinsurance Company)

Chack Fan LEE (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Academician of Canadian Academy of Engineering; Professor and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Hong Kong; Chairman of the Jao Tsung-I Academy)

Rui LI (President of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC); former Director General of Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, CAS & MWR)

Changming LIU (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; former Vice President of International Geographical Union; former scientific steering committee member of Global Water System Project)

Jian LIU (Chief Scientist and Director of the Science Division of UNEP)

Dadao LU (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Vice President of Regional Studies Association; former President of the Geographical Society of China)

Shuaib LWASA (former Chair of the IRDR Scientific Committee; Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Climate Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda)

Jennifer MCKINLEY (President of International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG); Reader, Director of Research: Environmental Change and Resilience, Director of Centre for GIS and Geomatics, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast)

Zhumataev M.S. (Academician, President of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic)

Charles W. W. NG (President of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE); Chair Professor and Associate Vice President at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Alessandro PASUTO (Professor, former Director of Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, CNR)

Abdin SALIH (The Sudanese member of UNESCO’s Executive Board; Full Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Khartoum)

Kyoji SASSA (Secretary General of International Consortium on Landslides; Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University; Editor-in-Chief of Landslides, Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides)

Rajib SHAW (former IRDR IPO Executive Director; Chair of UN Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for Disaster Risk Reduction; Co-chair of Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (ASTAAG); Professor, Keio University, Japan)

Peijun SHI (President of Qinghai Normal University; Academician of the International Academy of Eurasian Sciences)

Jiulin SUN (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; former Executive Committee Member of the World Data Centre, International Council of Scientific Unions; former Vice Chair of Natural Resources Information System Research Committee of China Society of Natural Resources)

Kuniyoshi TAKEUCHI (Professor Emeritus of University of Yamanashi, Japan; Chairperson of Inter-Governmental Council of UNESCO IHP for 1998-2000; President of IAHS for 2001-2005)

Paul TAPPONNIER (Academician of French Academy of Sciences; Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; Professor, Tectonics Group Leader, Earth of Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University)

Resat ULUSAY (President Elect (2019-2023) of International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM), Hacettepe University; Editor-in-Chief of Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment)

Dongxiao WANG (former Vice Director of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Zhaoyin WANG (Professor of Tsinghua University; Executive Director of Humboldt Scholars Association of China; President of World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research;  Member of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research; Steering Member of UNESCO-ISI)

Lixin WU (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Vice president of Ocean University of China; Director of Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao))

Jun XIA (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of Institute of Water Security, Wuhan University; former President of International Water Resources Association)

Toshio YAMAGATA (Professor of University of Tokyo; Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Tandong YAO (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of Third Pole Environment Programme; Transition Team Member of Earth System Research for Global Sustainability)

Linxiu ZHANG (Director of International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP), UNEP; Fellow of TWAS)

Peizhen ZHANG (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Director of State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics; President of Seismological Society of China; Researcher of China Earthquake Administration)

Renhe ZHANG (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Vice President of Fudan University)

Du ZHENG (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; former Vice Chair of Commission on Mountain Geoecology and Sustainable Development, International Geographical Union; former President of the China Society on Tibet Plateau)

Weijian ZHOU (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of TWAS; Vice President of Chinese Association for Quaternary Research)




Organizing Committee