15th International Conference on Hydroinformatics Kicks off in Beijing



Miyun Reservoir [Photo via The Beijing News]

On May 27, the 15th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC2024) opened in Beijing. Nearly 500 representatives of government departments, universities, scientific research institutions, international organizations, and water-related enterprises from 34 countries and regions attended the meeting.

Themed on "From Nature to Digital Water: Challenges and Opportunities", the conference features sub-topics such as "Integrated Sky-Ground Monitoring," "Hydrological and Hydraulic Modeling and Solutions," "Big Data Acquisition and Data Management," "Multi-scenario Application of Digital Twins," "Climate Change and Adaptation," and "Digital-empowered Water Management and Education," aiming to promote the development and practical application of water information technology. The conference will also release the Beijing Initiative for Digital Twin Hydrology, calling on global participants in digital twin hydrology to strengthen cooperation and jointly promote the construction, application, and promotion of digital twin hydrology to address significant challenges in global water security under the backdrop of climate change.

The International Conference on Hydroinformatics is a series of international academic conferences initiated by the Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics, established jointly by the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and the International Water Association (IWA). It is held biennially on a rotating basis among the continents and has become an important regular exchange mechanism in the field of international hydroinformatics.

(Source: The Beijing News)