First Announcement


In year 2008, the Hong Kong Chapter of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR-HK) is ten years old. To celebrate this 10th anniversary, IAHR-HK will hold a special Symposium with the theme "Advances in Water Resources Management" during March 25-27, 2008. We have the pleasure of the Bureau of Hydrology, Changjiang Water Resources Commission (CWRC-BOH) to be the key sponsor of the Symposium which is organised by the Croucher Laboratory of Environmental Hydraulics of the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. There is a focus of the Symposium on "Hydrology and Water Resources of Yangtze River".

CWRC-BOH is the authority responsible for the monitoring, assessment and forecast of the water resources of Yangtze River. Currently, Yangtze River is facing emerging challenges caused by rapid socio-economic development and increased human impact in the region. CWRC-BOH is seeking innovative solutions to water resources and management issues of Yangtze River. This symposium provides a forum for CWRC-BOH to exchange ideas and best practices of river basin management with international experts and colleagues in Hong Kong.

The technical visit to "Yuen Long Bypass Floodway Project" will be arranged by Drainage Services Department and held in the morning of March 27, 2008.