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The First Meeting for the 8th Global FRIEND-Water Conference

On August 9th, 2017, the Chairman Jianyuan Cai, Vice-Chairman Aiwen Ying,  Secretary-General Dazheng Yu, and the other relative personnels for the 8th Global FRIEND-Water Conference from the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China came to the China Institute of Hydropower and Water Resources (IWHR), the organizer for the Conference, to discuss the schedule and plan for the preparation for the global event.  President Shangfu Kuang, Vice President Zhiping Liu, Vice President Jing Pen, and directors from Division of International Cooperation, Department of Water Resources and the other relative personnels from IWHR attended the meeting.


Chairman Jianyuan Cai introduced the background and significance of the Conference, and appreciated the support from IWHR.  He indicated that the 8th Global FRIEND-Water Conference is an important platform for the internationalization of China’s hydrology studies.  This event has already gained the affirmation and support from the General Office of the State Council of P.R. China, the Ministry of Water Resources of P.R. China (MWR), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R. China. He also stressed that MWR and IWHR should cooperate with the other co-organizers to progressively and orderly begin the preparation work for the Conference.

During the meeting, President from IWHR, Shangfu Kuang, emphasized that IWHR will strive to prepare this grand global event with Chinese characteristics and make it as a high-level academic conference to contribute for the internationalization of China’s hydrology and hydraulics studies.



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Key Dates

   Abstract submission deadline:
                March 30, 2018

   Notification of acceptance
     (oral or posters) and invitation issue date:
                May 15, 2018

   Full paper submission deadline:
                July 30, 2018