Professor Xu Zongxue Gives a Lecture to the Class of Master of Water Security 2019


On the afternoon of September 20, Professor Xu Zongxue of College of Water Sciences came to the new campus in Changping to give a lecture to the new class of the Master of Water Security 2019, a joint education program between China and Canada. The lecture was attended by the College's Associate Dean Pan Chengzhong, teacher Dong Haoyue, all the new MWS students and some doctoral students.

Associate Dean Pan Chengzhong presided over the lecture. Pan first expressed his gratitude to Professor Xu Zongxue for his support for the MWS program, and encouraged students to seize the opportunity to study hard and improve themselves. Later, Professor Xu Zongxue gave a lecture under the entitle of "Hydrology: Opportunities and Challenges". Giving examples from daily life, Professor Xu Zongxue explained the current development, challenges and application prospect of hydrology, especially the prospect of interdisciplinary application. After the lecture, Professor Xu Zongxue appealed to students to seize the opportunity of China's development and make contributions to protecting the environment.

(Professor Xu Zongxue gives a lecture to the class of Master of Water Security 2019)

Professor Xu Zongxue is one of the teachers who teach in the Sino-Canadian education program MWS of the College of Water Sciences. In recent years, focusing on the development and application of distributive hydrological model, Professor Xu Zongxue has conducted plentiful effective researches on ecological hydrology, urban hydrology, the influence of climate change on water cycle and other relevant areas. He has successively published over 360 academic papers, among which there are more than 200 SCI/EI theses and more than 10 monographs. As a winner of German "Humboldt Fellowship", Professor Xu Zongxue has obtained the extensive recognition of the domestic and foreign hydrological science circles. While gaining honors of the "Outstanding Contribution Award on International Hydrological Cooperation" of CNC of International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the "Endeavour Executive Awards" of Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) of the Federal Government of Australia, Professor Xu Zongxue is actively engaging in international exchanges. On July 9, 2019, Professor Xu was elected Vice President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).