Dr. Basuki Hadimulyono
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.
Prof. 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
Prof. Dr. Junji KIYONO
He is a professor at Kyoto University. Prof Kiyono’s research topics include the investigation of the time-space characteristics of strong ground motions in the seismic fault zone, wave propagating and site amplification effects. He also developed numerical simulation techniques and applied to the analysis of evacuation behavior during an earthquake. He has produced a lot of papers in respected journals and seminars.
Prof. Tetsuya HIRAISHI
Tetsuya Hiraishi is Professor of Coastal Sedimentation and Environment Laboratory in Fluvial Disaster Research Center of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University. He has a long experience as governmental engineer of the Port and Airport Research Institute in Yokosuka, Knagawa Prefecture, Japan. His research involves the mechanism and countermeasure of long period waves, the study on countermeasure against impulsive force due to tsunami, the development of new type removable tsunami breakwater and so on. Right now he is managing the stability tests of tidal wall protecting nuclear power plants located in coastal areas. He served as Director, Hydraulic and Marine Environment Section, Port and Airport Research Institute (2008-2010) and Professor of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (2010 – present).
Dr. Tang Xinhua
He is the Secretary General of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES). He has vast experience in Hydraulics, Water and Hydro-power. He was responsible in a number of important positions in China Water & Power Press in which he became the President of China Water & Power Press from 1998 to 2017. He is the Secretary General of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society since then.
His Technological achievements and major works include: Hydraulic and Hydro-power Dictionary in English, German, French, Dutch, and Chinese (co-editor), History of China Water (co-author), Generate Benefits and Mitigate Hazards to Contribute to the Prosperity of the Nation and the Interest of the People – 60 Years’ Water Development in China (deputy chief editor), The Comprehensive Value of Hydro-power and its Evaluation Method (author).
He was/is also active in a number of Association and Organizations namely Industrial Committee of Chinese Science Writers’ Association (1998-2017), Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (1998-2017), China Society for Hydro-power Engineering (1998-2017), Publishers Association of China and deputy director of Working Committee of Scientific and Technical Publishing (1998-2018), Board of Governors of World Water Council (from November 2015 up to now)
Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka
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:
- Excellence in Research Award, the Foundation of River and Watershed Environmental Management, July 2015(2015)
- Excellence in Research Award, the Foundation of River and Watershed Environmental Management, July 2015(2016)
- Distinguished IAHR-APD Membership Award in recognition of distinguished contribution to the scientific activities of the IAHR-Asian and Pacific Regional Division(2016)
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 modeling 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 refereed 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
Professor Shahbaz Khan is Director Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and UNESCO Representative for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste. He has multidisciplinary academic background and professional experience in engineering, environmental law, economics and international diplomacy. He is a Fellow, Chartered Engineer and Engineering Executive of Engineers Australia, Hon Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineers, Hon Fellow of the Myanmar Engineering Society, Founding Fellow of the Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World and Fellow of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Shahbaz is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and Western Sydney University, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the Lincoln University, New Zealand, Distinguished Professor at the National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan and Distinguished Professor at the Capital Normal University, China.
Prof Khan’s work has been widely recognized through receipt of many awards such as the Great Wall Friendship Award China 2017, FEIAP Engineer of the Year Award 2016, UNESCO Team Award for Managing Hydro Hazards 2009, Land and Water Australia’s Eureka Prize 2007, CSIRO Medal 2007, Biennial Medal of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. He has widely published in the area of water, environment and sustainable development and received several outstanding publications awards.
Prof. Hermann Fritz
Dr. Hermann Fritz is an associate professor of civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is an expert on tsunamis and coastal hazards, such as hurricane storm surges and submarine landslides, as well as their mitigation and coastal protection. Dr. Fritz has led or participated in more than a dozen post-disaster reconnaissance campaigns encompassing tsunami, hurricane, landslide, and earthquake events. Tsunami Surveys: 2004 Indian Ocean (Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Somalia, Madagascar, Oman, Yemen, Comoros), 2006 Java, 2007 Solomon Islands and Peru, 2009 Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga, 2010 Solomon Islands, Haiti, Chile, and Mentawai Islands, 2011 Japan, 2012 El Salvador, 2013 Solomon Islands, 2014 Chile. Hurricane Surveys: 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2007 Tropical Cyclone Gonu (Oman), 2008 Tropical Cyclone Nargis (Myanmar), 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines), 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam (Vanuatu). Dr. Fritz’s research centers on fluid dynamic aspects of natural hazards such as tsunamis, hurricane storm surges and landslides as well as their mitigation and coastal protection. Dr. Fritz obtained his Doctorate degree (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) in 2002 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland).
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.