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**Full** Water Resources Management in Mainland - South to North Water Transfer Project

Date, time & venue 
2016-05-27;6:30pm – 8:00pm;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, HKIE HQ, Causeway Bay

Programme Highlight

The South-North Water Transfer Project in China aims to divert about 44.8 billion cubic meters of fresh water annually from the Yangtze River to North China through three routes. This seminar will introduce the following aspects: (i) the most critical reasons for implementing the project; (ii) the financing of the project; (iii) the assessments on its benefits and costs; and (iv) the lessons learned during the planning/implementation stages of the project. Based on such examination on one hand and the major challenges in future water planning and management on the other, the future of large-scale and long-distance water transfer projects will be discussed.



Dr. Ji CHEN is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the University of California, San Diego, USA. In 2004, he moved to HKU as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Chen’s research interests are in water resources, climate change and urbanization effects, water-related natural hazards (floods and droughts), land surface modeling, integrated watershed processes, terrestrial hydrological processes, teleconnection of climate patterns, and application of remote sensing. He has graduated five PhDs and two MPhils. Presently, he serves on two SCI journals (JHER and SERRA) as an associate editor.



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division. For registration please complete the on-line registration at the relevant event page of; registration via email will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email. For enquiries, please contact Ir Benny Lam at Email:


CPD Certificate

CPD certificate will be issued to those who attend the seminar.

: The seminar will be conducted in English.


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