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2nd Announcement and Call for Papers

2018 International Sponge City Conference

8-10 September 2018, Xi’an City, China


Conference Organizers

Hosted by:

China Urban Water Association (CUWA)

Xi'an municipal Party committee of the Communist Party of China

Xi'an Municipal People's Government


Organized by:

Shaanxi Xixian New Area Development and Construction Management Committee

Sponge City Working Committee, CUWA

Fengxi New Area Management Committee of Xixian New Area of Shaanxi Province

CAUPD Beijing Planning & Design Consultants Co.


Co-organized by:

Architectural Society of China

China Civil Engineering Society-Water Industry Branch

China Academy of Urban Planning & Design -Academic Council of Engineering Planning

Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture (CHSLA)

China Municipal Engineering Association

China Association for Engineering Construction Standardization (CECS)

International Water Association (IWA)

American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental & Water Resources Institute (ASCE- EWRI)

Water Environment Federation, USA (WEF)

Water Research Foundation, USA (WRF)

Chinese American Water Resources Association (CAWRA)

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Tsinghua University, Center for Urban Runoff Control & Stream Restoration

Xi'an University of Technology

University of the District of Columbia, Center for Sustainable Development + Resilience

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, USA (DC Water)

China Water Industry Net

《Water Supply and Drainage》 Magazine

《Water Conservancy and Hydropower Technology》 Magazine


Supported by:

Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China

Housing and Urban-Rural Development Department of Shaanxi Province


Topics (including but not limited to)

A. Sponge city—theoretical, analytical and modelling aspects

•  System theory applied to sponge city construction

•  Urban hydrological and ecological effects

•  Integration and optimization of urban green and grey infrastructure systems

•  Urban drainage and flooding prevention technology

•  Control and restoration of urban water pollution

•  Application of mathematical models in sponge city construction projects

•  Climate change effect and resilience strategy

B. Sponge city—planning and design

•  City planning and special planning of sponge city  

•  Sponge city planning compilation

•  Planning of sponge city system construction

•  Sponge city—site design

•  Sponge city—landscape and green space system design

•  Sponge city—water system design

•  Sponge city—integrated ‘green’ and ‘blue’ systems

•  Sponge city—road and transport facilities

•  LID/GI practices and computational methods

C. Sponge city planning & design application—case studies

•  Application in newly built urban areas

•  Application in old/high density urban areas

•  Application in special or unfavorable geological areas

•  Application in watershed system management

•  How does sponge city cope with climate changes

D. Construction, operation & maintenance

•  Sponge city construction, operation & maintenance under different scales

•  Sponge city construction in different natural conditions

•  Operation & maintenance mechanism and funding of sponge city facilities

E. Relevant laws, regulations and technical standards on sponge city construction

•  National laws and regulations

•  National technical standards for sponge city planning and design

•  International stormwater management laws, regulations and technical standards

F. Training and promotion of sponge city construction

•  Technical training and promotion

•  Publicity and public participation

•  Education and talents cultivation

G. Evaluation and assessment of sponge city construction

•  Performance appraisal

•  Monitoring system and information platform

•  Urban drainage and flooding warning system construction and emergency mechanism development

•  Public participation and incentive mechanism

•  Performance appraisal of sponge city PPP projects

•  Cost-effectiveness of sponge city construction (social, economic, environmental and ecological benefits)

•  Third-party evaluation mechanism of sponge city construction

H. Technology and innovations

•  Sponge city model (software) development and application

•  Technologies, materials, equipment and products used in sponge city construction

•  Evaluation and accreditation of sponge city technologies and products

I. Sponge city construction—investment, financing and industrialization

•  Investment, financing and PPP mechanism innovation

•  Incentive mechanism

•  Cost and financial analysis

•  Market operation and asset management

•  Preferential policies for industrialization and useful exploration practice


Conference Organization Structure

Steering Committee:

Chair:

CHEN, Yiming, President of China Urban Water Association

HAN, Yibing, Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Housing and Urban-Rural Development Department

YANG, Guangting, Deputy Mayor of the Xi’an City


Vice-Chairs:

ZHANG, Linwei, Vice President and Secretary General of China Urban Water Association

LI, Zhao'e, Member of Xixian New Area Party Working Committee, Deputy Director and Chief Planner of Xixian New Area Management Committee

LIU, Yubing, Member of Xixian New Area Party Working Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of the Fengxi New Area Management Committee, Xixian New District

ZHANG, Quan, General Manager of the CAUPD Beijing Planning & Design Consultants Co.


Members:

NIU, Zhangbin, Director of the Sponge City Office of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China

WANG, Jiazhuo, Director of Institute of Infrastructure Planning & Design, CAUPD Beijing Planning & Design Consultants Co.

HAN Wei, Under Secretary General of the China Urban Water Association

GAN Xu, Deputy Director of Fengxi New Area Management Committee, Xixian New Area

DENG, Chaoxian,Assistant Director of Sponge City Technology Center, Fenxi New Town,  Xixian New District

YU, Shaw-Lei, Emeritus Professor of University of Virginia, USA

JIA Haifeng, Researcher and Doctoral Supervisor Professor of School of Environment and Director, Center for Urban Runoff Control & Stream Restoration, Tsinghua University


Technical Program Committee

Chair:

REN, Nanqi, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Director of Sponge City Expert Committee


Co-Chairs:

XIA, Jun, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

YU, Shaw-Lei, Emeritus Professor, University of Virginia, USA

David Butler, Director of Center for Water Systems, Exeter University, UK

Robert Traver, Professor, Villanova University and Former President, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, USA


Members (Members below are listed in alphabetical order) :

HOU, Li’an, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

LIU, Changming, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

PENG, Yongzhen, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

QU, Jiuhui, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

WU, Zhiqiang, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

WANG, Hao,Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

YU, Kongjian, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Professor of School of Architecture and Landscape Design, Peking University

ZHANG, Jianyun, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

BAO, Qiwei, National Engineering Survey and Design Master

HE, Fang, National Engineering Survey and Design Master

LI, Yi, National Engineering Survey and Design Master

ZHANG, Chen, National Engineering Survey and Design Master

(Members below are listed in alphabetical order)

BAI, Weilan, Senior Engineer & Deputy General Manager, China Construction Technology Consulting Co. Ltd.

CHEN, Wei, Researcher of the Water Management Office of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China

CHE, Wu, Professor of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

CHEN, Xiaohong, Assistant Dean of School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University, Director of Water Resources and Environment Research Center

CHEN, Yongqin, Professor of Chinese University, Hong Kong

CHIANG, Pen-Chi, Distinguished Professor, Taiwan University

CUI, Qingmin, Professor, Secretary-general of Urban Water Supply and Drainage Association of Sichuan Province

DONG, Xin, Ph.D and Associate Professor of School of Environment, Tsinghua University

GUAN, Xingwang, Editor in chief of the 《Water Supply and Drainage》

GUAN Yuntao, Professor of Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen

HE, Kunling, Deputy Chief Engineer of Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd, Professorate Senior Engineer

HU, Hongying, Professor of Tsinghua University and Deputy Dean of Graduate School

HU, Jie, Vice President of THUPDI, Director of Research Center for Landscape Architecture Planning of THUPDI

HUANG, Jinhui, Director of the Chinese Canadian Joint Research and Development Center for Water and Environmental Safety, the Institute of environmental science and Engineering, Nankai University

JIA, Haifeng, Researcher and Doctoral Supervisor Professor of School of Environment and Director, Center for Urban Runoff Control & Stream Restoration, Tsinghua University

JIAO, Xiaoping, Deputy Director of CPPPC

JIN, Yongxiang, General Manager of Da Yue Consultancy

JIANG, Han, Deputy General Manager, Beijing Capital Co. Ltd.

KONG, Xiangjuan, Senior Engineer at Professor Grade, Department Head of Science and technology center of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Construction

LI, Cundong, Senior Engineer of China Construction Technology Consulting Co. Ltd.

LI, Dihua, Associate Professor, Deputy Dean of the Institute of Landscape Design, Peking University

LI, Huai'en, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Xi'an University of Technology

LI, Jiake, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Xi'an University of Technology

LI, Junqi, Dean and Professor of School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

LI, Qian, Director of Sponge Smart City Planning and Design Institute, China City Development Academy, Director of Sponge City Technical Management Committee, Urban Water Supply and Drainage Association of Sichuan Province, Deputy director of the Committee of Sponge City and Utility Tunnel, China Urban-townization Council

LIAO, Chaoxuan, Professor of Taiwan Ocean University

LIN, Bingzhang, Professor of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

LIN, Jen-Yang,, Distinguished Professor of Taipei University of Technology

LIU, Hailong, Associate Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Tsinghua University

LIU, Xiang, Professor of Tsinghua University

LIU, Yanhui, Senior Engineer at Professor Grade, Secretary of the Party Committee of Chinese Academy of Architectural Design and Research

LIU, Yi, Professor of School of Environment, Tsinghua University

LO, Shang-Lian, Professor of Taiwan University

MA, Hongtao, Dean of Beijing Branch, North China Academy, CAUPD

MAN, Li, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of China PPP Research Institute

NI, Guangheng, Professor and Head of Department of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, Tsinghua University

PAN,Xiaojun,Beijing Tidelion S & I Rainwater Harvesting Technology Co., Ltd. President

QIN, Shengyi, Senior Engineer & Director of Beijing Ren Chuang Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Ren, Xiyan, Chief Engineer of of the CAUPD Beijing Planning & Design Consultants Co.

Ren, Xinxin, Professorate Senior Engineer and Deputy Chief Engineer of Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shen Zhen

SHEN, Zhenyao, Professor of School of Environment, Beijing Normal University

SUI, Jun, Professorate Senior Engineer and Dean of Guangzhou Water Investment Group Co, Ltd

TONG, Qingyuan, Assistant General Manager of Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd.

WANG, Haifeng, Editor in chief of the《Water Conservancy and Hydropower Technology

WANG, Jiazhuo, Senior Engineer of China Academy of Urban Planning & Design

WANG, Panyan, Senior Engineer & Director of China Construction Technology Consulting Co. Ltd.

XIE, Yingxia, Professorate Senior Engineer and Vice Dean of Water & Infrastructure Institute, CAUPD

XING, Haifeng, Member and Deputy director of Urban and Rural Planning and Management Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Developmen

XIONG, Yihua, Professorate Senior Engineer and Executive Vice President of  Urban Water Supply and Drainage Association of Sichuan Province

WU, Fansong, Dean of North China Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.

YU, Lu, Vice President of Institute of Municipal Planning, Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen

ZENG, Jie, Professorate Senior Engineer, Deputy Dean and Chief Engineer of China Academy of Building Research

ZENG, Jiebing, Senior Engineer & Assistant to the Director-General of Urban Water Supply and Drainage Association of Sichuan Province, Director of Technical Department of Urban Water Supply and Drainage Association of Sichuan Province, Director of Secondary Water Supply Committee

ZENG, Siyu, Researcher and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Environment, Tsinghua University

ZHANG, Liao, Managing Director of JUMBAO CONSULTING

ZHANG, Quan, General Manager of the CAUPD Beijing Planning & Design Consultants Co.

ZHANG, Shuhan, Vice Chief Engineer of Beijing Institute of Water Science and Technology

ZHANG, Xiaoxin, Head of municipal administration, CAUPD

ZHANG, Yue, President of Water Industry Branch of CCES, Professorate Senior Engineer

ZHAO, Dongquan, Chief Engineer of Tsinghua Holdings Human Settlements Environment Institute

ZHAO, Li, Professorate Senior Engineer, Deputy Dean and Chief Engineer of Beijing Institute of Architectural Design

ZHENG, Kebai, Professorate Senior Engineer and Vice Chief Engineer of Beijing Institute of Architectural Design

ZHOU, Qi, Professor of Tongji University

ZHOU, Yuwen, Professor of Beijing University of Technology

ZHU, Jianning, Professor and Doctoral Advisor of Beijing Forestry University

ZHU, Zhihong, Professorate Senior Engineer and the President of Beijing Institute of Landscape and Traditional Architectural Design and Research Co, Ltd.

CAMPISANO, Alberto, University of Catania, Italy

CHANG, Chein-Chi, DC Water, USA

CLAR, Michael, Chair, EWRI LID Conference Committee & Former Chair, ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council, USA

CLARK, Shirley, Professor, Penn State University & Former Chair, ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council, USA

CROMPTON, Chris, Manager, North OC watershed Management Area, OC Environmental Resources,County of Orange, California, USA

DELETIC, Ana,Vice Chancellor of University of New South Wales, Australia

ENGEL, Bernie, Professor and Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, USA

GOONETILLEKE, Ashantha, University of Technology, Queensland, Australia  

GROMAIRE, Marie Christine, Leesu ENPC-UPEC-ENGREF-UPEMLV, France

GUO, Qizhong, Professor, Rutgers University, USA

HAN, Mooyoung, Seoul National University, Korea

HU, Jiangyong, Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore

JONES, Dwane, Director of Center for Sustainable Development + Resilience, University of the District of Columbia, USA

LIU, Xuelan, BGC ENGINEERING INC., Canada NIE, Linmei, Centre for Sustainable Development and Innovation of Water Technology (CSDI), Norway

Nie, Linmei, Director of Centre for Sustainable Development and Innovation of Water Technology (CSDI Water Tech), Norway

PARKER, Andrew, Vice President, Tetra Tech, Inc., USA

RADCLIFF, John C., CSIRO, Australia

RIES, Matthew,Chief of Water Quality and Watershed Management, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, USA

SPOONER, Simon, Atkins. Professor, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

STRUCK, Scott, Principal of Geosyntec Consultants, USA

TANAKA Hiroaki, Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

TROBMAN, Harris, Project Specialist in Green Infrastructure of the University of District of Columbia in Washington, DC. , USA

WADZUK, Bridget, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

WEINSTEIN, Neil, CEO of the Low Impact Development Center, USA

WOODS-BALLARD, Bridget, HR Wallingford, UK

ZHANG, Linus, Lund University, Sweden

ZHEN, Xiaoyue, Principal Water Resources Engineer, Tetra Tech, Inc., USA and Director of Sponge City Planning & Design Institute, Tt-Orient, Inc., Beijing, China

ZHOU, Jianpeng, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA

ZHANG, Xiao, Program Director, Water Research Foundation, USA


Conference Secretariat

Abstract & Paper Submission :

Xiaolong He : +86 13811914916

Dr. Xi Liu:xiliu1224@hotmail.com

Conference & Exhibition :

George lam : +86 13701945415, George.lam@wsbrand.com


Conference Language

English and Chinese (simultaneous interpreting will be provided)


Conference Venue

Shaanxi Guesthouse

Address:No.1 Zhangbabei Street, Yanta District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province


Conference Timetable(tentative)

(More details about the content of the training courses, plenary session, parallel sessions and technical visits will be provided on the conference website and/or the Conference Brochure.)

Conference Paper Submission

Submission Dates and Methods

On or before 10 June 2018 - abstract submission(no more than 500 words)

10 July 2018 - notification of abstract acceptance

On or before 10 August 2018 - full paper submission

Abstracts and full papers(WORD format)can be submitted on the conference website or via email: Spongecity2018@163.com


Publication of Conference Papers

A: Conference Proceedings(Chinese and English): Full papers received will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Qualified papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings to be distributed to all registered conference attendees;

B: Possible SCI Publication after the Conference: English papers will be reviewed and assessed by SCI journalists, qualified papers will be published in the SCI journal as a Special Issue dedicated to the Conference.


Pre-conference Training Courses

A number of short training courses will be offered before the conference. A preliminary list of courses includes:

•  Planning and Design Aspects of Sponge City Construction

•  Model Development and Applications 

•  Monitoring, evaluation and assessment of the Sponge City Projects

•  Facilities operation and maintenance


Registration

Registration fees

  

Other information

For more information regarding the pre-conference registration, on-site registration and accommodation arrangement, please check the conference website: http://www.spongecity2018.com

 

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