General Chair

Roy Brouwer

Professor and Executive Director, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Research Interests: Environmental economics; Water resource economics; Environmental valuation; Integrated hydro-economic modelling; Circular economy.

Dr. Brouwer has a MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands and a PhD degree in Environmental Economics from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. He is Professor in Economics and University Research Chair in Water Resource Economics at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he also leads one of the largest interdisciplinary water research and education centers in the world (The Water Institute). Before coming to Waterloo, he was Professor and Chair of the Department Environmental Economics in the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He worked 5 years outside academic research as an economist in the Dutch Water Ministry where he was responsible for the economic underpinning of national and European water policy in areas such as climate change and flood control, water quality improvement, urban water management and river restoration. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Water Resources and Economics, member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences and represents the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) in the Socio-Economic Committee of the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki, Finland. He’s been visiting Professor at the Australia Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). He has worked on environmental challenges around the world, including implementation of the European Water Framework Directive, transboundary water management and dam building in the Nile Basin in East Africa, and climate change and flood risk management in South-East Asia. His recent research focus is on nature-based climate solutions, plastics pollution, resource recovery and circular economy.

Hyo Choi

Professor, Gangneung-Wonju National University, South Korea.

Research Interests: Weather and climate change; Severe weather and disaster; Health GIS and modeling; Air pollution modeling and data analysis; Physical oceanography.

Dr. Hyo Choi is meteorologist, environmental scientist and physical oceanographer with over 40 years experiences in numerical modeling researches as Overseas invited senior researcher (by Korean Government) of Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI; now KIOST), Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Ministry of Science & Technology, a High level-finserly researcher of National Fisheries & Research Development Institute (NFRDI), Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, Korea, and full Professor of Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea. He has been Director General of East Sea Regional Research Institute (1989~1991) and Dean of the Graduate School, Gangneung-Wonju National University two times (2009~2011, 2011~2012). In present, he is Director General of Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute, Korea (2014~present), High-end Foreign Expert of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academia Sinica (CAS), China (2015~present), Adjunct Professor of Zhejiang Ocean University, China (2013~present) and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO—WESTPAC Working Group Member on Tropical Cyclones, etc. He has been also acting as Editor-in-Chief of 15 International journals (USA, Singapore, India, Korea) and editor of 35 ones (USA, United Kingdom (England), Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, India, Nigeria, Canada, Hong Kong) in the fields of Environment & Pollution, Disaster, Agriculture, Water resources, Hydrology, GIS, Physical sciences, Fluid Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Fishery and Meteorology. He has served as not only Committee Member, Keynote Speaker, Invited Speaker and Plenary Lecturer but also more than 100 times Session Chair or Convener of many International Conferences in the world.


Levent Kavvas

Professor, University of California, Davis, USA

Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of the integrated hydrologic- atmospheric processes at global, continental, country and watershed scales for the simulation and prediction of hydrologic water balances and hydrologic extremes toward quantifying phenomena such as floods and droughts; Mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes at regional, watershed and hillslope scales; Mathematical modeling of groundwater systems, contaminant transport by inland surface waters, unsaturated flow and groundwater flow, and physical hydraulic modeling and mathematical modeling of environmental fluid flows.

Dr. Kavvas graduated with a master's degree in Civil Engineering, in the Hydrology and Water Resources Program, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado (as Fulbright Scholar). And he received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in the Hydraulics and Systems area of Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana (as Fulbright Scholar and Purdue University Victor O 'Schaunessy Fellow). Dr. Kavvas received ASCE/EWRI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023, Distinguished Member of ASCE 2016 Croess Medal from ASCE in 2019, Best Paper award from ASCE JHE in 2016, International Award from The Japan Society of Hydrology and Water in 2015. And he served as chair of the national review panel for the review of the internal USDA/ARS projects, chair of ASCE/EWRI Hydroclimate Committee, vice chair of ASCE/EWRI Watershed Council, and member of California Climate Change Advisory Board. In addition, Dr. Kavvas has served as editor-in-chief and on the editorial boards of several journals, including Hydrological Sciences Journal, Journal of Hydrology, Advances in Water Resources, and Journal of Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics.

Academy Committee

Abdelkader Hamlat, University of Laghouat, Algeria

Abdeltif Amrane, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France

Adenike Akinsemolu, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria

Ait Mouheb Nassim, Paris-Saclay University, France

Bahram Choubin, West Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Iran

Carla Ferreira, Stockholm University, Sweden

Collin G. Joseph, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

Hossam Gabbar, Ontario Tech University, Canada

Hongwei Guo, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Issam A. Al-Khatib, Birzeit University, Palestine

John Zhou, University of Technology, Australia

K. Ravi Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Katarzyna Pietrucha-Urbanik, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

Khalid S. Hashim, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Levent Kavvas, University of California, USA

Maciej Dzikuć, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Martyna Grzegorzek, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

Michael Nones, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland

Minh Tan VU, University of Rouen Normandy, France

Mona Akbari, University of Hormozgan, Iran

Norazlianie Sazali, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

Omid Rahmati, Agricultural Research Education And Extention Organization, Iran

Riccardo G. Boschetto, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy

Seyed Hamidreza Sadeghi, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Suman Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India

Zoran Kapelan, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


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