8th International Water Resources Management Conference
Event location: Beijing, China Event type: Conference Event starts on: 13 Jun 2017
The conference brings together experts and scholars from different countries and regions to present their researches, and discuss related issues of innovative water resources management. This conference, part of the series of IWRM conferences organized by IAHS-ICWRS, is focused on the innovative and integrated management of water resources.
During the past hundreds of years, various kinds of water resources systems have been developed to support efficient uses of water resources for humankinds worldwide. Such kinds of systems were mainly used to provide humankind with clean water for irrigation, industry and domestic uses. The history of water resources systems is part of the history of humankind itself. The development of water resources systems needs a careful analysis on water demands and environmental impact. Unfortunately, consideration on the water needs for nature is not sufficient for many water resources systems. This fact has resulted in the deterioration of water quality and even degradation of ecosystem in many river basins. Due to the rapid development of economics and society worldwide, present challenges for water resources systems are mostly unprecedented. A new effort to devise innovative technologies and solutions for present water problems should be paid much attention by research community including the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). These challenges for water resources systems highlight that the adaptation to the changing environment is an essential field of research, which is also involved in the Panta Rhei Scientific Decade (2013-2022) of IAHS. Efficient adaptation requires gaining a forward vision on future water demands and water availability. A deep understanding of the two-way interaction between nature and humankinds is needed to develop such vision.