CWC- China Water Initiative

China Water Initiative

The Goal

The China Water Initiative aims at advancing water resources research and sustainable management of water and related resources (energy, land, mining, food) through strategic partnership with government and private sector agencies in China. We are a team of researchers, scientists, and faculties at various institutions in the Hong Kong SAR, mainland China and the United States, with backgrounds of engineering, science and management.

Core Faculty

Team Coordinator: Mengqian Lu (see CWC Team/Affiliates)

Contact: mengqian.lu@columbia.edu; mengqian.lu@ust.hk


 

Bing Yu
Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University

Research Areas: Agricultural hydrological modeling, water balance in Irrigation District and remote sensing crop identification.

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Changzheng Zhang
Associate Professor of Department of Finance, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Institute of Industrial Economics, Hohai University, China

Research Areas: Water Finance & Management, Risk Management

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Hang Zeng
Lecturer, School of Hydraulic Engineering, Changsha University of Science & Technology

Research Areas: Hydrologic statistics, climate change, operations research, stochastic processes with applications to flood/drought risk and uncertainty assessment

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Jian Hua
Associate Professor, Department of Economics and International Trade, Business School of Hohai University

Research Areas: Environmental and Resource Economics, management science and engineering, technical economics

 

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Qianjin Dong
Associate Professor, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan University

Research Areas: Water resources planning and adaptive management under changing environment, risk analysis of reservoir operation in flood control under uncertainty, hydro-economics and teleconnections

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Qing Cao
Ph.D. Candidate, Hohai University

Research Areas: Hydrology and Water Resources; changes in hydrological process and simulation of hydrological cycle under climate change; water resource management using climate information; impact of land use change on runoff

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Wenzhuo Wang
Ph.D. Candidate, Hohai University

Research Areas: Hydrology and Water Resources; water flow synthesizing and downscaling; climate change; reservoirs joint operation technique

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Bing Yu
Senior Engineer, Bureau of Hydrology, Yangtze River Water Resources Commission

Research Areas: Hydrology and Water Resources; hydrometeorological forecasting; water resource assessment; regional water regime prediction; sustainable development, fragility, and resilience of water resources; Bayesian statistical modeling for hydrological forecasting; global flood extremes and flood patterns analysis; agricultural planting structures optimization

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Yanlu Zhang
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Research Areas: Complex networks modelling and simulation, vulnerability and risk management of complex networks, complex project management

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Yenan Wu
Ph.D. Candidate, Hohai University

Research Areas: Regional flood frequency analysis using hierarchical Bayesian models; flood risk assessment under climate change.

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Zan Sun
Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Water Sciences, Peking University

Research Areas: Groundwater in ecohydrological processes at different scales; Human-nature coupled system; Tradeoff and synergy of ecosystem services at regional to global scales; Remote sensing data mining and data fusion; Land-atmosphere interactions modelling.

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Zhaodan Wu
Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, Hohai University

Research Areas: Water resource economics and management. Topics of my publications mainly include the water footprint, the virtual water trade, the water use efficiency, the water science and technology innovation, the ecological compensation mechanism in water, and even the investment and financing in water projects

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Zhengqi He
Ph.D. Candidate, Business School of Hohai University

Research Areas: Water Resources Risk and Management, Risk Management of Hydraulic Engineering

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Zhenkuan Su
Ph.D. Candidate, Hohai University

Research Areas: Changes of hydrological process and simulation of hydrological cycle under climate change; Water resources management using climate information; Impact of human activities on runoff; Statistical methods for hydrologic applications.

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