We cordially invite you to join the 21st Congress of Asia Pacific Division of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR-APD) to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 2nd – 5th September 2018. The theme of the congress is: “Multi-perspective Water for Sustainable Development”, which I believe may inspire us in sharing the Hydro-Environment related knowledge and experiences towards the effective and efficient ways to elevate the community welfare.
Your efforts to disseminate this information to the related networks are highly appreciated.
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The Local Organizing Committee
He was born in Solo, Indonesia, 5 November 1954, graduate (Ir. Degree) from the Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada (1979), Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, USA (1989) and got his Ph.D degree in Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, USA (1992). He is currently the Minister of Public Works of Indonesia for the period of 2014-2019. Several strategic tasks have been assigned to him by the government of Indonesia, these include the he Team Leader of the Countermeasure of Sidoarjo Mudflow National Disaster (2006-2007). From 2007-2013, he was assigned as the General Inspectorate of the Public Works Ministry. Prior to the assignment as a Minister of Public Works Ministry in 2014, during 2013, he was the Director General of the Spatial Planning, Ministry of Public Works.
His long experience in contributing various idea regarding the problems on water resources development in Indonesia is really worth to be shared with countries in the Asia Pacific Region.
Roger A. Falconer
He is Professor of Water Management, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Computational Hydraulics, Flood Risk Modelling, Marine Renewable Energy, Water Security, Water Management, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1997, Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute of London in 1997 and Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2011. He was President of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineer and Research (2011-15) and is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He was Chair of the Civil and Construction Engineering Sub-Panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework REF2014 and was a member of the Civil Engineering Sub-Panel for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise RAE2008. Prior to joining Cardiff University, he was a Lecturer in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Birmingham (1977-86), and Professor of Water Engineering (1987-97) and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering (1993-97) at the University of Bradford. He has also interacted extensively with consulting engineering companies and regulatory agencies, through the provision of his hydro-environmental computer models. He has also participated extensively in TV and Press interviews, on a wide range of topics, most notably: the Severn Barrage, flooding, and global water security etc
He was born in November 1956, and currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tohuku, Japan. His research fields include water control science (Hydraulic Engineering), water control science (Coastal Engineering) and water control science (Environmental Hydraulic Engineering). His three newest honors and awards are as follow:
Prof. Shie-Yui Liong
Prof. Liong has been with Tropical Marine Science Institute of National University of Singapore (NUS) since 2004 after spending about 20 years with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of NUS. He received his Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and Iowa Institute of Hydraulics Research of University of Iowa (USA) respectively.
Prof. Liong’s most recent research focus is on climate downscaling for Southeast Asia domain and deriving valuable information from the downscaled climate to evaluate the impacts of climate change on water resources, flooding, saltwater intrusion, crop yields, etc. He is also leading a team of researchers from different disciplines to develop an Eco-Hydraulics model for NeeSoon Swamp Forest.
He is currently an associate editor of Journal of Environmental Science and Policy (2011 – present) and was an associate editor of Journal of Hydroinformatics (2004-2011). He was the President of Hydrological Science Section of AOGS (2008-2010), and Chairman of Joint IAHR-IWA-IAHS Hydroinfomatics Committee (2009-2012).
Prof. James Ball
James Ball is a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, in Sydney Australia. His primary research interest is in the development and application of catchment modelling systems for flood estimation in both Urban and rural catchments. This includes the determination of parameters for these systems and the use of information technology in the determination of these parameters. Through these research activities he has published a number of book chapters, over 50 journal papers and 170 referred conference papers. In 2011 he was awarded the JC Stevens Award by the ASCE for his publication in the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Technology Sydney, Professor Ball obtained experience through research undertaken at universities in Australia, Canada and USA. Professor Ball also obtained experience as a Consulting Engineer and in Government Authorities. He is a member of the editorial boards for the Urban Water Journal, the Journal of Hydroinformatics, and is an Associate Editor for Water Science and Technology and the Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research.
Prof. Shahbaz Khan
Shahbaz Khan is an Australian Climatologist and hydrologist. He is currently Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Jakarta and Regional Bureau for Science in Asia and the Pacific; serving as UNESCO Representative to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. In his previous role at UNESCO he was Chief of Section on Sustainable Water Resources Development and Management at UNESCO, Paris. His work at UNESCO includes the Water Education for Sustainable Development, Hydrology for Environment, Life and Policy (HELP), Eco hydrology, Water and Ethics, Energy and Food Nexus within the International Hydrology Program (IHP). He advises UN member states on environmental policies, review of curricula, and securing multilateral support for research and education projects especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
Shahbaz Khan was previously Professor of Hydrology and Director of International Centre of Water at the Charles Sturt University Australia and Research Leader/Director of Irrigated Systems and Rural Water Use areas of CSIRO Australia. He was also part of the team who developed 1st computer based early warning system for floods in Pakistan known as Flood Early Warning System (FEWS).
Prof. Djoko Legono
He was born in Solo, Indonesia, 12 November 1952, graduate (Ir. Degree) from the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada in 1979, and got his Ph.D. degree in Water Engineering, in The City University, London U.K (1986). His further educational program in the form of pursuing the postdoctoral program in the University of Iowa USA (in 1988-1989) and training on sediment-related disaster management in various universities in Japan has inspired him in developing his career in water & sediment related disaster management and the countermeasures. He was the Indonesian Executive Committee member of the IAHR-APD in 2012 – 2014. He is currently a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Universitas Gadjah Mada and also an Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Civil Engineering Forum (JCEF), a growing and promising journal related to Civil and Environmental Engineering issues. During the last ten years, he has been involving very intensively on the conducting the education, training, and research related to the development of warning criteria against the water & sediment-related disasters triggered by heavy rainfall and the countermeasures.