Prof Jianyun Zhang,
Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute
Jianyun Zhang, Dr., Prof., is a leading Chinese specialist of hydrology and water resources. He graduated with a BE degree in hydrology from Hohai University of China in 1982, and obtained his PhD degree in civil and environmental engineering from the National University of Ireland in 1996. He was appointed as Chief Engineer and Deputy Director-General (DG) of the Bureau of Hydrology of the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources (MWR). He is currently President of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, DG of MWR Research Center for Climate Change, Chair of the Chinese National Committee for IAHS. He is also Editor-in-Chief for the journals of Advances in Water Science and Hydro-Science and Engineering. Prof. Zhang has been long engaged in the studies of hydrology and water resources management, flood forecasting and mitigation, climate change adaptation, and hydro-informatics. He has published 6 monographs and 1 translated works, and over 200 papers in high-profile journals. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2009 and an international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK in 2014.