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Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai,
Former President of IAHR

Members of the Task Forces organized in the last two years have worked very hard and produced their reports. The Executive Committee of the Council reached a conclusion to take actions in order to implement a comprehensive change of IAHR and to outsource the journals. Therefore, I hope that the major plans for the change of IAHR will be approved in the Council Meeting and the General Members Assembly in the IAHR Congress, in Vancouver.
The objectives of these changes are to make IAHR sufficiently competent in global water scenes and to ensure better services to members especially to young professionals for the sustainability of the Association. However, a structural change is not enough. A more important job for the Council is to ensure a real change in the content of the Association, in terms of objectives and activities.

1964 B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo
1972 Dr. Eng., University of Tokyo
1983~2002 Professor, University of Tokyo
2002~2007 Professor, Kanazawa University
2007~present Professor, Kanazawa Gakuin University
2007-2011: President of IAHR
He has experience as a visiting professor or scholar at Federal Technical University of Switzerland at Lausanne, University of Stuttgart, University of Karlsruhe and University of Western Australia


Prof LEE, Joseph H.W

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Vice-President

Prof Lee grew up in Hong Kong and obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1969-1977). He joined the University of Hong Kong in 1980, where he was Dean of Engineering from 2000 to 2003, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President from 2004-2010. He is currently the Vice-President (Research and Graduate Studies) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Professor Lee’s research revolves around the use of hydraulics to solve environmental problems, in particular the prediction and control of water quality...


Prof. Dao Xuan Hoc

Vice Minister of Ministry ofAgriculture & Rural Development

Mekong river delta of Vietnam, challenges and solutions in the context of climate change and sea level rise.

Prof. Dao Xuan Hoc

Vice Minister

Specialized Vice Chairman

National Committee for Climate Change


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Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka
Chairman of IAHR-APD

Prof. Tanaka finished his PhD study at Tohoku University, Japan in 1984. After job experience in other universities such as Utsunomiya University (Japan) and Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok), he was promoted to a full-professor of Tohoku University. His main research interest lies in fluid mechanics such as turbulent wave boundary layers, related sediment movement and also resulting morpho-dynamics in costal and estuarine environment. His study sites are not confined in Japan, but covering various countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Oman, Bolivia etc. Since 2011, he serves as a chairman of Asian and Pacific Division (APD) of IAHR.


Prof. Marcel Stive

Delft University of Technology,The Netherlands

Marcel J.F. Stive is heading the Department of Hydraulic Engineering of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is proud to have been guiding the trajectories of several Vietnamese PhD’s that have realised very impressive results. He has a long history in supporting Vietnamese education and currently in supporting innovative solutions to relieve the flooding problems around Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta


Prof. Magnus Larson,
Lund University, Sweden

Magnus Larson earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Lund University in Sweden and was promoted to full professor at the same university in 2000. His background is fluid mechanics, although his main research focus during the last 25 years has been coastal processes and their mathematical modeling. During his Ph.D. studies he was working at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, USA. He has been a frequent guest researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan, during the last 20 years. Several of his research projects are carried out abroad, including in countries such as Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and China.


Prof. Chengsheng Chen,
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, USA

School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
New Bedford, MA 02744
Adjunct Scientist
Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543.
1992: Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program


Prof.dr.ir. J.A.Roelvink
UNESCO-IHE Institute for
Water Education,the Netherlands

Prof. Dano (J.A.) Roelvink has over 25 years of experience in modelling coastal hydrodynamics and morphodynamics and has had a major role in developing systems such as Delft3D and XBeach. He has investigated, with the help of many students and colleagues, a wide range of morphological systems, from beaches to port extensions, estuaries to coral reef systems, both in research projects and in consultancy, often in collaboration with international institutes. He is currently professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Development at UNESCO-IHE, holds a part-time appointment at Deltares and holds a professorship at Delft University of Technology.


Prof. Dr. Jiaquan DENG,
Vice President of Pearl River Hydraulic Scientific Research Institute, China

Prof. Deng obtained PhD degree at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He has been engaged in the estuary hydrodynamics research work for about thirty years. Now he is the deputy director of the Pearl River Hydraulic Research Institute and the Professor of the South China University of Technology (part-time).


Prof. Roberto RANZI, PhD
University of Brescia (Italy), Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Land and Environment

Roberto Ranzi graduated cum laude in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1990 at the Polytechnic of Milan, where he also obtained a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering in 1994. During his Master and Doctorate he studied at the Institute of Hydrology (Wallingford, UK) and at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA). He is Professor of Hydraulic Structures and Hydrology at the University of Brescia, Italy, since 2005..He is author of about 90 publications (19 on ISI journals) and co-editor of the book “Climate and Hydrology of Mountain Areas”, edited by J.Wiley. Research areas: mountain hydrology, snow- and ice-melt runoff, hydrometeorological flood forecasting, climate and hydrology.