Source: Institute of Water Sciences
Editor: Zhang Ze
From July 8th to 18th, 2019, the 27th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Science Alliance was held at the Montreal International Conference Center in Canada. Nearly 5,000 representatives from more than 100 countries and regions participated in the academic conference. Professor Xu Zongxue from Beijing Normal University attended the conference as Vice Chairman of the China National Committee of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and Vice President of the IAHS Water Resources Systems Committee (ICWRS).
During the meeting, the International Association of Hydrological Sciences held a four-year general election meeting to remove the countries that failed to pay the IUGG dues on time. The number of countries with valid voting rights, including China, was 48. On the basis of the joint recommendation of ICWRS and the National Committee of China, it was nominated by the IAHS Nominating Committee, voted by representatives of all member states, and approved by the IAHS Council. Director of the Beijing Key Laboratory of Urban Water Cycle and Sponge City Technology, Professor Xu Zongxue, Institute of Water Sciences was elected as the vice president of IAHS.
The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the most authoritative international academic organization in the field of hydrology. It has 10 committees and members in more than 100 countries. Professor Xu Zongxue was elected as the Vice President of the IAHS International Water Systems Committee (ICWRS) at the 25th IUGG Science Alliance Conference in Melbourne, Australia in 2011, and was re-elected at the 26th IUGG Science Alliance Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in 2015. Professor Xu Zongxue was elected as the vice chairman of the higher level International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). He is not only recognized by the international hydrological academic community for China's hydrological career, but also recognized by Professor Xu Zongxue's academic level. The election of Professor Xu Zongxue will play an active role in improving the visibility and influence of China's hydrology industry in the international hydrological community, especially for improving the visibility and academic status of Beijing Normal University in the international hydrological academic community.