The 11th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE2014) was held in Hamburg, Germany, during Sept. 28th~ Oct.2th 2014. The conference was hosted by the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) and the German Coastal Engineering Research Council (KFKI). More than 200 delegates from Germany, USA, Holland, Italy, Australia, Britain, Belgium, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea and Columbia etc. attended the conference. The theme of the conference is ¡°Hydro-Engineering for Environmental Challenges¡±. Prof. Zhu Yonghui and Dr. Guo Xiaohu from the River Department of CRSRI attended the conference and gave the presentations entitled ¡°Comparison of physical model predictions and prototype measurements of fluvial morphodynamics in the Yangtze River downstream of the Three Gorges Project¡± and ¡°Analysis of sediment transport in the middle reach of the Yangtze River after operation of the Three Gorges Project¡±.
During the conference, Prof. Zhu and Dr. Guo also carried out a wide-range exchange with delegates of various countries on the future cooperation and issues of common interests. They also actively publicized 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), Chennai (2010) and Orlando (2012). 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.