International Workshop on Remote Sensing and Eco-hydrology in Arid Regions on September 16-20, 2013 in Beijing, China
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2013-09-02

(Second Circular)

1Introduction

International workshop on remote sensing and eco-hydrology in arid regions will be held on September 16-20, 2013 in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. This workshop is co-sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO), Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), CAS, and Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), CAS.

Water resources are precious in arid regions and severe water scarcity is the principle factor that constrains the development of local economy and deteriorates local ecology conditions. Globally, arid and semi-arid areas face the greatest pressures to deliver and manage freshwater resources. It has been estimated that by the 1990s 40% of the world’s population were suffering from serious water shortages and this is set to increase, with two-thirds of the population living under water stress by 2025.

In wake of the importance of limited water resources in maintaining ecological balance and assuring sustainable socio-economic development and the increasing conflicts of water demands between social sectors and river reaches, it demands an integrated river basin management to coordinate water uses. As in arid regions, the runoff generation and evapotranspiration consumes are strongly related to ecological processes such as vegetation spatial variations and structural dynamics, it is critical to understand the inherent laws of eco-hydrological processes, quantitatively formulating the formation and consumption of water resources. For this purpose, a traditional hydrological model shall integrate ecological components and take advantage of new data sources and techniques such as remote sensing, in order to improve its predictable accuracy.

2Objectives

This workshop aims to strengthen the global capacity to manage the water resources of arid and semi-arid areas. Its primary goal is to communicate and exchange the successful experiences on the application of remote sensing for water management and the study of eco-hydrology in arid regions.

Specific objectives include:

-      improved understanding of the special characteristics of hydrological systems and water management needs in arid areas

-      capacity building of individuals and institutions, matching supply with need

-      broad dissemination of understanding of water in arid zones to the user community and the public

-      sharing data and exchanging experience to support research and sound water management

-      raising awareness of advanced technologies for data provision, data assimilation, and system analysis

-      promoting integrated basin management and the use of appropriate decision support tools.

3Main Topics

-      Satellite remote sensing data and programme

-      Remote sensing applications to eco-hydrology in arid regions

-      Integrated study of ecological and hydrological processes in inland river basins

-      Ecological security, water resource sustainable utilization and integrated river basin management in arid regions

4Call for participation

Scientists, managers, students as well as representatives of governments, media and funding organizations, who are interested in hydrology, ecology and sociology for arid and semi-arid regions are invited to the workshop to share research results and to discuss sustainable development in arid regions. The official language of the workshop will be English.

5Sponsors

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS)

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), CAS

Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), CAS

6Committee and secretary

Scientific Advisory Committee

Guodong Cheng

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS, China

Congbin Fu

Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), CAS, China

Xiaowen Li

Beijing Normal University, China

Changming Liu

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, China

Bojie Fu

Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, China

Huadong Guo

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China

Changqing Song

National Natural Science Foundation of China, Deputy Director of Geoscience Directorate, China

Soroosh Sorooshian

University of California, USA

Abdin Salih

IHP/UNESCO; University of Khartoum, Sudan

Mike Edmunds

University of Oxford, UK

Howard Wheater

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Ramasamy Jayakumar

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Organization Committee

Xin Li

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS

Shuying Leng

National Natural Science Foundation of China

Zhuotong Nan

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS

Ailikun

Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), CAS

Jian Wang

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS

Ling Lu

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS

 

 

Secretary

Zhuotong Nan

nztong@lzb.ac.cn

+86-13008757351

Xiaoduo Pan

panxiaoduo@lzb.ac.cn

+86-13919186957

Ying Yang

sec@tea.ac.cn

+86-13910164771

Ming Guo

gming@lzb.ac.cn

+86-13919338217

 

 

 

 

7Venue

Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Address: 40# Hua Yan Li, Qi JiaHuoZi, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China

Postcode: 100029

Meeting room: 101

Tel: +86-10-62028608/+86-10-82995018

Fax: +86-10-62028604

8. Accommodation

Local organizers will help to reserve hotel room for each participant.

a)       Hotel name: Foreign Experts Building Beijing (named Hotel_A on the map)

NO.8 Huayanbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China.

Postcode:100029

Tel: +86 1082858888

Fax: +86 1082845589

b)      Hotel name: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan (named Hotel_B on the map)

No. 1 Minzuyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China

Postcode: 100101

Tel: +86 10 59269090

9. Travel information

1)     Take taxi: you are strongly advised to print out the following words in Chinese and show these words to driver:

(For Hotel a)

      

(For Hotel b)

2)     Take subway:

T3 Terminal

| Take S12 airport subway

Sanyuanqiao (三元桥)

| Take L10 subway

Jiandemen (健德门)

| Go by foot

Hotel

3)     Take bus

T3 Terminal

| Take R4 bus

Beitaipingqiaoxi (北太平桥西)

| Take R939 bus

Jianxiangqiaodong (健翔桥东)

| Go by foot

Hotel

 

Workshop agenda

Time

Speaker

Title

DAY 1 (September 16, 2013)

07:30-08:00

On desk registration

08:00-08:30

Opening ceremony welcome, introduction to workshop, introduction to participants

                                            Prof. Guodong Cheng, Prof. Congbin Fu

Prof. Changqing Song, Dr. Ramasamy Jayakuma

Chaired by Prof. Xin Li

08:30-09:00

Coffee break, group photo

09:00-11:00

Prof. Huadong Guo

Chinese remote sensing data: Introduction and applications

11:00-13:00

Prof. Toshio Koike

Water cycle data integration and analysis

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian

T1: Remote sensing of precipitation and other water cycle components

T2: The impact of large scale irrigation and influence on regional climate

16:00-16:20

Coffee break

16:20-18:20

Prof. Li Jia and

Prof. Massimo Menenti

Monitoring of evapotranspiration using microwave and optical remote sensing observations: rate limiting factors under different climate conditions

19:00-21:00

Welcome banquet

DAY 2 (September 17, 2013)

08:20-10:20

Prof. Qingyun Duan

Uncertainty quantification of land surface models

10:20-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-12:30

Prof. Bingfang Wu

CropWatch: Monitoring the food security using remote sensing

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

Prof. John Pomeroy

The variable contributing area, depressional storage and runoff generation; determination using LiDAR and hydrological modeling

16:00-16:20

Coffee break

16:20-18:20

Prof. Dawen Yang

Modeling the eco-hydrological processes in the upper Heihe River for runoff prediction

DAY 3 (September 18, 2013)

08:20-10:20

Prof. Shakeel Ahmed

Application of geostatistical methods in data collection network design and parameter estimation of underground reservoirs

10:20-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-12:30

Prof. Kun Yang

Satellite data assimilation for hydrological studies in arid and semiarid regions

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Prof. Xin Li and Prof. Shaoming Liu

Hydrology remote sensing: Watershed remote sensing experiment on eco-hydrology in the Heihe River Basin

15:00-16:00

Prof. Shengtian Yang

 

16:00-16:20

Coffee break

16:20-17:20

Prof. Qinhuo Liu

Regional remote sensing products and the applications in environmental management

17:20-18:20

Dr. Lingmei Jiang

 

DAY 4 (September 19, 2013)

08:20-09:20

Prof. Abdin Salih

Development of the International Hydrological Programme

09:20-10:20

Prof. Milan Dimkic, and Dr. Milovanovic, Dr. Dejan Dimkic

Water management, droughts and climate change in South East Europe

10:20-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-11:30

Prof. William Logan

Optimal allocation of water resources between countries in the region

11:30-12:30

Prof. Ramakar Jha

Eco-hydrological analysis of Brahmani river system, India for environmental flow assessment

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Prof. Qinhuo Liu

Hand on training

DAY 5 (September 20, 2013)

Whole day

Asian G-WADI network meeting