The 10th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE2012) was held in Orlando, Florida, USA, in Nov. 4th~8th 2012. The conference was hosted by the University of Central Florida. More than 200 delegates from USA, Germany, UK, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, India, Latin America, etc. attended the conference. The theme of the conference is “The Water Cycle under a Changing Climate: Using Hydroscience and Engineering for a Sustainable Future”. On the opening ceremony, Prof. Sam S. Y. Wang reviewed the history of the ICHE with pleasure. Prof. Sam S. Y. Wang is the F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor of the University of Mississippi, Emeritus Director and Founder of NCCHE (the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering), and one of the founders of ICHE. Prof. Robert A. Dalrymple from the Johns Hopkins University, Prof. Roger Falconer from the Cardiff University (also president of IAHR), Prof. Forrest Holly from the University of Iowa, Prof. Nikolaos Katopodes from the University of Michigan, and Prof. Larry Weber from the University of Iowa gave keynote speeches at the conference, respectively.
Dr. Zhu Yonghui from the River Department of CRSRI attended the conference and gave his presentation entitled “Impacts of the Three Gorges Project on the Hydrological Regime in the Jingjiang Reach of the Yangtze River”. In his presentation Dr. Zhu addressed the variations of the hydrological regime in the Jingjiang Reach after operation of the Three Gorges Project (TGP). During discussion, in answer to the big concern of several delegates about the impacts of the TGP, Dr. Zhu introduced comprehensively and objectively the purpose, function and impacts of the TGP. During the conference, Dr. Zhu also carried out a wide-range exchange with delegates of various countries on the future cooperation and problems of common interests. Dr. Zhu also publicized actively the research undertaken by CWRC and CRSRI on hydrosicence and engineering, and the Changjiang River Flood Protection Model.
The International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering (ICHE) began in Washington, DC in 1993. Beijing hosted ICHE in 1995, followed by Cottbus (1998), Seoul (2000), Warsaw (2002), Brisbane (2004), Philadelphia (2006), Nagoya (2008), and Chennai (2010). At each conference there are about 200~300 delegates from dozens of countries and regions. Normally keynote speeches, invited presentations, concurrent sessions, training courses, exhibitions, and technical tours are included. These conferences have served as a welcome forum to report and discuss the latest advancements in hydroscience and engineering.