The Organizing Committee is profoundly honored to announce that many internationally well-known researchers, scientific and industrial experts in the area of dams and hydropower have accepted our invitation and supported our conference. The following professionals have cordially contributed to our scientific program. This list is sorted alphabetically (based on first name) and will be updated soon.
Professor Daniel Peter Loucks
Distinguished Professor of engineering management and environmental and water resources systems engineering, Cornel University, The USA
Professor Eelco Van Beek
Professor of Integrated Water Resources Management, University of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Water Engineering & Management, The Netherlands. He is also a specialist at Deltares / WL | Delft Hydraulics in the Netherlands.
Professor Ferenc Szidarovszky
Distinguished Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering, Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona.
Professor Soroosh Sorooshian
Distinguished Professor and the Director of Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Professor Anton Schleiss
Full Professor of Hydraulic and hydro-mechanical analysis of hydraulic structures, the Chairman of the Swiss Committee on Dams (SwissCOLD) and also of the Swiss Committee on Flood Protection (KOHS), Department of Civil Engineering, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).
Dr. Martin Wieland
The Chairman of ICOLD Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design. He is also the Chairman of the Earthquake Committee of the Swiss Dam Society. He is a senior dam and earthquake expert at Poyry Energy Ltd. in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. Refaat Abdel-Malek
The President of International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Mr. Richard M. Taylor
The IHA Executive Director
Professor Saeid L. Sadri
Professor Saeid L. Sadri: The Professor of Building Construction at the School of Civil Engineering in the Georgia Technology of Institute.
Mr. Adama Nombre
Former Vice President of ICOLD. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Burkinabè Dams Chairman of BUCOD.
Dr. Jean-Pierre Tournier
Dr. Jean-Pierre Tournier, with 35 years of experience, is the Canadian Representative and a Member of the Committee on "Materials for the Fill Dams" for the International Commission on Large Dams and he is the Chairman since 2010. Dr. Tournier is also an expert consultant at the Hydro-Quebec in Canada.
Professor of Water Resources Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University in Japan. He is a chairman of the scientific committee of the International Symposium at ICOLD Congress in Kyoto 2012. Dr. Sumi is also contributing to several international associations and conferences such as ICOLD, IAHR, ISRS and ISE.
Dr. Jia Jinsheng
The President of ICOLD (International Commission On Large Dams)
Dr. Michael F. Rogers
The President of United State Society of Dams (USSD)
Dr. Nick Barton
Dr. Nick Barton is internationally well known as a Rock Mechanics expert. He received his Ph.D in Rock Mechanics from Imperial College, London in 1971. He has consulted on numerous tunnel, TBM and cavern projects, on reservoir subsidence, rock stress measurement, nuclear waste disposal and rockfill and arch dam projects, in 35 different countries in the last 40 years.
Professor of Construction Engineering and Project Management in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park. Prior to his current appointment he served for 20 years as a faculty member at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Construction Engineering and Management.
Professor of Hydroinformatics of IHE-Delft, Member of the International Association of Hydraulic Research and Engineering (IAHR), Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Computational Intelligence Society.
Mr. Egon Failer
is Executive Director of Lahmeyer International, with overall responsibility for the Hydropower and Water Resource Division. His special fields of experience are hydropower engineering, tendering and contracting, project and construction management and financing of projects.
Dr. Babak Bozorgy
• Currently as a member of the Asia-Pacific design team at the MWH Global, Dr. Babak Bozorgy is a Senior Civil Engineer with a PhD in Water Resources Engineering and extensive experience of 15 years in water resources planning and management and hydraulic design of civil infrastructure in different countries such as Iran, UAE and Australia.
Dr. Alberto Scuero
A PhD holder and Technical Director at Geosynthetic institute, Switzerland.
Dr. Enrique Cifres
A PhD holder and Chairman Committee "Role of dams on the development and management of River Basins" ICOLD
Dr. Go Ozawa
A researcher from Japan in the area of Main Research Topics: Flood forecasting and early warning systems, Satellite based precipitation, RS/GIS, Flood hazard mapping.
Vice President - Sales and Marketing in Rain Power Institute –Norway.
Dr. Philippe Heller
Director of e-dric.ch in Switzerland, He holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering. His expertise is in the area of water resources management.
Dr. Thomas Pagano
A PhD Holder and Hydrologic Modeller, one of the leaders of short-term stream flow forecasting activities in the Water Information Researches.
Dr. Petar Milanovic
A PhD holder and Distinguished Expert in karst. He has also 40 years experience in the investigation, analysis, and design of geotechnical structures related to different civil structures in karstified rock masses
Professor Kazuhiko Fukami
Chief Researcher for Hydrology and Hydraulics, Water-related Hazard Research Group, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk. Management under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHARM), Public Works Research Institute (PWRI)