Second Announcement | International Conference on Drinking Water Safety and Optimal Distribution in Urban Agglomerations: The 1st Forum of Water Safety Innovation Center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Cities are important spatial carriers of human production and life, and water is an important resource to support urban economic development. In recent years,with coordination and progress in drinking water protection, ecologicalrestoration, drinking water purification, sponge city construction in manycities, the contradiction between urban water resources supplies and demand hasbeen alleviated, and urban water security has been improved.
2021 is the first year of the implementation of the "China 14th Five-YearPlan". During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, a national waternetwork with integrated functions including hazard prevention and control,water resources allocation and water ecology protection will be built. Moreover,to enhance the national water security, it is planned to improve the waterconservancy infrastructure system, strengthen water source restoration, andincrease the protection and comprehensive management of key rivers and lakes.
Ensuring drinking water safety and optimal distribution in urban agglomerations is notonly a crucial task in the protection of the water ecological system, but also guaranteessafe and high-quality drinking water in the context of climate change and otherenvironmental challenges. This involves the whole industrial chain of waterenvironment, upstream and downstream industries and all stakeholders to jointand cooperate.
To achieve this goal, Guangdong Water, Harbin Institute of Technology and otherunits plan to organize the International Conference on Drinking WaterSafety and Optimal Distribution in Urban Agglomerations: the 1st Forum of WaterSafety Innovation Center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area during September 27-28, 2021 in Shenzhen, China. Academicians such asMa Jun and a group of well-known experts at home and abroad will be invited askeynote speakers. This conference will serve as a comprehensive publiccommunication and exhibition platform for governments, universities, institutes,water supply and environmental protection industries.
The conference programme is framed with plenarysession, thematic sessions, Q&A, panel discussion, and technical tour. Thisconference aims to have an in-depthanalysis and address on topics of aquatic ecology and water source protection,safe drinking water supply and optimal distribution, with a specific focus onsustainable water utilization and drinking water safety in urban agglomerations.
Topics of papers should be related to the three main themes of this conference: (1) Ecological protection and restorationof water bodies in urban agglomerations; (2) Drinking water safety in urbanagglomerations; (3) Design of optimal water distribution systems in urban agglomerations.Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, and evenfurther selected for publication in China Water and Wastewater as specialissue or column. All individuals and entities including government,universities, research institutes, water utilities, design institutes, generalcontractors, and product suppliers in the field of water are welcome tocontribute to and participate in the conference.
1 Time and Location
Conference date: September27-28, 2021
Location: GrandHyatt, Shenzhen, China (1881 Baoan Nan Road, Luohu District)
Programme Framework: Plenary session + Thematic sessions + Q&A + Panel Discussion + TechnicalTour
2 Organizing Committee
Guangdong Water Co., Ltd.
National Engineering Research Center of Urban Water Resources (North)
Water Safety Innovation Center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Guangdong)
Harbin Institute of Technology
The University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School
South China University of Technology
Guangdong Yue Gang Water Supply Co., Ltd.
Guangdong GDH Pearl River Delta Water Supply Co., Ltd.
Guangdong GDH Yue Xi Water Supply Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Society of Environmental Sciences
Guangdong Water Supply Association
Guangdong Association of Environmental ProtectionIndustry
State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment
The Key Lab of Pollution Control and Ecosystem Restoration in Industry Clusters,Ministry of Education
The Macao Water Supply Company Ltd.
China Water and Wastewater Journal Co., Ltd.
International Water Association (IWA)
September 27, AM, Opening Ceremony, Plenary Session
September 27, PM, Thematic Session
September 28, AM, Panel Discussion, Thematic Session
September 28, PM, Technical Tour
September 26, 14:00-20:00, Participants Registration.
(Specific arrangements to be updated…)
01 Invited Speakers:
Jie Zhang, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing University of Technology
Xiangsheng Chen, memberof Chinese Academy of Engineering, Shenzhen University
Jun Ma, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology
Yuan Ning, Former Deputy Director,Office of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project Construction Commission ofthe State Council
Linwei Zhang, President,China Urban Water Association
Zhi Dang, Former Vice Principal,South China University of Technology
Fuyi Cui, Professor, Chongqing University
Min Yang, Vice Director,Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yuefeng Xie,Professor, The Pennsylvania State University
Xihui Zhang,Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School
Xiaoyan Li, Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Tsair-Fuh Lin, Distinguished Professor, National Cheng Kung University
Xiaojun Fan, Senior Vice President, Suez Asia
Nianhong Wan, Vice Chief Engineer and Dean of Research Institute, Central & Southern China Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute Co, Ltd.
(to be updated……)
02 Technical Tour:The Dongjiang-Shenzhen Water Supply Project
4 Registration and Accommodation
01 Registration Fee: 1500 CNY for standard registration, 1000 CNY for student registration (valid student ID MUST be provided), and 1000 CNY for early bird registration and payment before Sep 3. The package of registration fee includes all speeches, conference materials, mealsand coffee breaks during the conference, but does not include accommodation and transportation.
Alipay transfer before the conference and on-site payment are both acceptable. Registration fee is collected and invoiced by the commissioned agency, its Alipay account isas below:
Tips: please note “Water Safety Conference, Name,# of participants, Organization” with your transfer.
e.g.Water Safety Conference, Alice, Alex, 2, Peking University
02 Accommodation: You can choose your accommodation at your own expenses.Please refer to Attachment 2 for recommended hotels with location and transportation. The number of rooms is limited, please book as early aspossible.
(1)Bauhinia Hotel (400m walk to the conference hotel): 400 CNY per night for adeluxe king bed or deluxe twin beds (including breakfast). Accommodation can bearranged by the organizing committee, please fill in the registration form and submit before Sep 13 if you need.
(2)Grand Hyatt (the conference hotel): 800 CNY per night for a king bed or twinbeds (including breakfast). Please book through the link (https://www.hyatt.com/zh-CN/group-booking/SHEGH/G-GD26) before Sep 12, and credit card information is required for guarantee when booking (free cancellation: 7 days in advance).
03 Registration: Participates are requested to register before September 13, online at http://forum.guangdongwater.com, or fill in the registrationform (see Attachment 1) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail subject: Water Safety Conference + Name).
5 Call forPapers
01 Topics of interest for submission include but are not limited to:
l Water ecological protection and water resources development and utilization
l Water ecological safety in urban agglomerations
l Sponge city construction and treatment of black and odorous water body
l Eutrophication control in lakes and reservoirs and sediment dredging technologies
l Water source protection and ecological restoration
l Progress in drinking water purification technology and treatment process upgrade
l Detection of pathogenic microorganisms and disinfection technologies for drinking water
l Building ecology and water reuse
l Exploitation and utilization of unconventional water resources
l Energy-saving and water quality in urban water distribution networks
l Urban secondary water supply technologies
l Application of smart water in urban water production and distribution
02 Submission requirements
(1)The paper should be correct in view, technologically advanced, novel incontent, concise in text, fluent in language and grammatically correct, written in either Chinese or English. Articles that have been published in other publicans should not be submitted.
(2)The word count should not exceed 6,000 words, consisting of seven parts: title,authors, affiliation, abstract (150-200 words), keywords, text, references andcontact information. Text should be in size 5. All charts and graphs must beclear, standardized, with real and accurate data, using standard symbols, mixedtext and graphs.
(3)The deadline for paper submission is 8 September 2021.
03 Submission method
Pleases ubmit your paper to email@example.com by using "Paper Submission of 2021 International Conference on Drinking Water Safety and Optimal Distributionin Urban Agglomerations" as the name of the subject. For paper inquiries,please contact Yi Chunmin of China Water &Wastewater Journal Co., Ltd (Tel: 022-27836225, 13920341911).
Conference website: http://forum.guangdongwater.com
For companies and individuals who are interested in the conference, please contact the organizing committee for information and inquiries.
Ms. Zhong (0755-22173544), Ms. Chen (0755-22173282)
Attachment 1. Registration Form
Attachment 2. Hotel Location and Transportation