Date, time & venue
2016-05-09;6:30pm - 8:00pm;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, HKIE HQ, Causeway Bay
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.
The Yangtze River is the longest river in China. The Three Gorges Dam (TGD) is located in the midstream of the Yangtze River in central China. The TGD has largely been viewed from two opposite directions, the benefits it provides and the damages it causes. The supporters argue that TGP has many important benefits, including flood control, water supply, hydroelectricity generation, improved navigation, and better irrigation and ecosystem management. The major concerns of the opponents are in regards to: relocation of about 1.3 million people from the dam-affected areas; damages to the biodiversity and ecosystems; degradation of water quality; erosion and sedimentation; and possible earthquakes and landslides. This seminar will introduce the main water projects in the Yangtze River basin, and focus on the Three Gorges Project.
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 http://cv.hkie.org.hk; registration via email will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email. For enquiries, please contact Ir Andy Tsui at Tel: 6100 6090
CPD certificate will be issued to those who attend the seminar.
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