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									                                               UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL,
                                      SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZTION




International Sediment Initiative (ISI)

UNESCO- The 6th International Sediment Initiative (ISI) Steering Committee Meeting and
Workshop on Global Change Impacts and Role of ISI

Beijing, China, November 5-7, 2008




                                     Draft Report




                     ISI TECHNICAL SECRETARAT
                          NOVEMBER 26, 2008
                               TABLE OF CONTENTS



1.     The 6th International Sediment Initiative Steering Committee Meeting


2.     The Workshop on Global Change Impacts and Role of ISI




ANNEXES

  I.    AGENDA OF ISI STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING & WORKSHOP

 II.    UNESCO & CONTACTS

III.    LIST OF ISI STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

IV.     LIST OF OBSERVERS

V.      LIST OF IRTCES ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS
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             UNESCO - IHP INTERNATIONAL SEDIMENT INITIATIVE (ISI)
                   THE 6TH STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
                          (Beijing, China, November 5, 2006)


Venue
IRTCES Meeting Hall, Beijing, China
Date
November 5, 2006, Wednesday

Participants:
Manfred SPREAFICO (Switzerland), Chairman
Jos BRILS (the Netherland)
Stevan BRUK (Serbia)
Giampaolo DI SILVIO (Italy)
Valentin GOLOSOV (Russia)
Cheng LIU (ISI Technical Secretariat & IRTCES, China)
Mohamed Al QOTB (Egypt)
Richard ROBARTS (GEMS/Water, Canada)
Desmond WALLING (UK)
Zhao-Yin WANG (China)
Farhad YAZDANDOOST (Iran)
R. H. HOTCHKISS (USA)
Pierre JULIEN (USA)

Observers:
José Alberto ZÚÑIGA (Costa Rica)
Kaoru TAKARA (Japan)
Abdalla Abdelsalam Ahmed(Sudan)

Apologies:
Gerrit BASSON (South Africa)
Pravin KARKI (IHA)
Roberto PIZARRO (Chile)


1. OPENING SESSION
1.1. The opening of the meeting was chaired by Prof. LIU Cheng, ISI Technical Secretariat &
     IRTCES, China, with the participation of:
Mr. Abhimanyu Singh, UNESCO Representative to China and Director UNESCO Office
Beijing; Dr. Anil Mishra, Programme Specialist, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO; Dr.
Ramasamy Jayakumar, Programme Specialist for Science, Technology and Environment
UNESCO Office Beijing; Mr. LIU Zhiguang, Deputy Director General of the Department of
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(MWR); Mr. HAO Zhao, Deputy Division Director, Dept. of International Cooperation,
Science & Technology, MWR; Prof.Dr. LIU Guangquan, Assistant Director, IRTCES,
         Mr. LIU Zhiguang, representative of Ministry of Water Resources of China,
          welcomed the international experts from over 13 countries, noting that IRTCES has
          been in the focus of MWR. He underlined that the Ministry will continue to support
          IRTCES and its functions as the technical secretariat of ISI, in cooperation with
          UNESCO.
      On behalf of IRTCES, Prof. LIU Guangquan, Assistant Director and Division Chief
          of Department of International Communication, expressed his appreciation for the
          supports of UNESCO, MWR and the ISI Steering Committee.
      Prof. Manfred Spreafico, Chairman of the ISI Steering Committee, appraised
          IRTCES for its supports as the ISI Technical Secretariat, as well as its excellent
          contribution to the construction, operation and maintenance of ISI information
          system.
1.2 The continuation of the ISI SC meeting was chaired by Prof. Manfred Spreafico. The
members reported major activities carried out, put forward and discussed future plans and
activities.

2. ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS
(1) Dr. Anil Mishra, Programme Specialist, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO, presented
    an overview of the 7th phase of IHP (2008-2013) titled Water dependencies: “Systems
    under stress and societal responses”. He further outlined the expected deliverables for
    IHP-VII (2008-2013 ) to which ISI should also contribute as one of the IHP Associated
    Programmes.
(2) Prof. Manfred Spreafico informed the meeting that UNESCO IHP has appointed Dr. Anil
    Mishra, Programme Specialist, to be in charge of the ISI. Next, Prof. Spreafico briefly
    reviewed the ISI activities since last ISI SC meeting.
(3) Prof. LIU Cheng reported the work undertaken by IRTCES as the ISI Technical
    Secretariat. The ISI SC members expressed their satisfaction with the activities carried out
    by the ISI Technical Secretariat.

3. DISCUSSION OF MAIN ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS
3.1 GEST
    The progress of the project GEST was presented and discussed; it has been suggested that
    data for GEST may easily and economically be obtained through workshops and case
    studies.

3.2 Case Studies of River Basins
(1) The actual state of the ISI case studies of river basins was reviewed, including the Yellow
    River, the rivers Mississippi, Rhine, Upper Bermejo and Grande de Tarija, Danube, Nile,
    Volga, and Zambezi. Some of these studies have already been finished whereas others are
    still in development. It was suggested to include also new river basins as ISI case studies,
    yet these are still not in execution.
(2) When terminated, the case studies will be: a) uploaded in the ISI Information System as
    full reports; and b) with the help of an additional UNESCO effort, all the cases studies
    contained in the information system should be analyzed, independently of their
    background or specific field. A comprehensive report might then be elaborated and
    included in the ISI information system. This approach was suggested by the chairman and
    agreed by the participants of the meeting.

3.3 Review of sediment related research

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(1) Dr. Anil Mishra presented the actual state of the report “Erosion and sediment dynamics
    from catchment to coast”, with the Northern and Southern perspectives elaborated by Prof.
    Di Silvio and Prof. Basson, respectively. The report contains 70 pages and has been
    already uploaded in the ISI Information System, and will be published by UNESCO
    before the end of 2008.
(2) Dr. Anil Mishra proposed that IRTCES completes also a report on the Chinese
    perspectives of “Erosion and sediment dynamics from catchment to coast“

3.4 Education and capacity building for sustainable sediment management e-learning
(1) Prof. M. Spreafico, Prof. S. Bruk and Prof. LIU C. reported ISI training workshops
    organized in Switzerland, Latin America, Serbia, Iran and China. The training plan for
    2009 was also debated.
(2) Advance Training Workshop on topics of Integrated River Basin Management or River
    Channel Training and Flood Control was proposed in Beijing in 2009 by IRTCES.
(3) Public Policy Seminar about the Reduction of Erosion and Sedimentation was proposed in
    Chile.
(4) Actually a lot of material concerning education and training is available, including
    PowerPoint presentations, folios and so on. Therefore, it seems to be appropriate to set up
    a structure or a databank where deposit the information and files. As an example, Prof.
    LIU C. showed the uploaded materials of several training workshops in the ISI
    Information System.
(5) Prof. Rollin H. Hotchkiss introduced e-learning in his presentation “Computer-Based
    Instruction for Engineering Education in the Developing World: Update and Proposal”.
    The opportunity of worldwide testing of his computer simulation module was also
    discussed.

3.5 Networking
(1) The need for networking was highlighted by several members, and its further development
    was suggested. ISI already has good linkage with IAHS, IAH, WASER and SedNet, etc.
    Further NGOs such as WWF should also be contacted and the ISI SC members should
    promote the awareness about ISI by providing relevant information at important water-
    related international conferences, forums and meetings, such as for instance the
    forthcoming World Water Forum and the 11th ISRS.
(2) Jos Brils introduced the developments in SedNet and achievements/findings of the EC
    FP6 Coordination Action project RISKBASE
(3) Prof. Karou Takara, observer from Kyoto University of Japan, introduced the International
    Consortium on Landslides (ICL) and its First World Landslide Forum to be held in Japan
    during Nov. 18-21, 2008.
(4) Such links of networking might contribute to scientific cooperation, in addition to
    financial advantages.
(5) Conferences in the sediment field were suggested as an important way to connect
    professionals and institutions because ISI projects could be introduced during these
    conferences through flyers, PowerPoint presentations and other materials. That might be
    supported by UNESCO which would assist the organization of these conferences and
    meetings.

3.6 ISI Information System
(1) The structure of the ISI Information System was introduced by the ISI Technical
    Secretariat describing its contents, such as news about commitments, implemented articles
    and reports, as well as its interrelations with data banks, education and case studies. All
    participants have agreed with the proposal structure.

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(2) ISI Information System has been updated regularly, with over 100 pieces of news, 30
    coming events, 9 conference proceedings, over 50 reports and technical papers, 5 special
    reports of training, 7 reports of case studies released so far. 10 issues of ISI Newsletters
    have also been compiled and publicized.
(3) The ISI SC members were pleased to see the high click rate and abundant materials
    released in the ISI Information System, and expressed their willingness to contribute
    relevant materials to the System, such as reports, books, journal papers, examples,
    sediment data, links, etc.

3.7 Regional reports: activities, projects planned or implemented
(1) The members reported activities and projects planned or implemented.
(2) Prof. Moattassem El Qotb described Nile River Sediment Characteristics in his ppt
    presentation.
(3) Mr. José Zúñiga, observer from Costa Rica introduced the ISI LAC Meeting and
    workshop in Panama and ISI-LAC working plan for 2008-2010 which includes ISI-LAC
    website, workshops and research projects.
(4) Dr. Yazdandoost reported on the proposed MoU between RCUWM and IRTCES as two
    UNESCO Category II centers on water related issues, aiming at further cooperation in the
    region and globally. He also informed the meeting on the prospects of a new UNESCO
    initiative on draughts, under the title of the “International Draughts Initiative” – “IDI” to
    be hosted by RCUWM-Tehran.
(5) Prof. LIU C. introduced the implemented activities by IRTCES and also the planned
    activities including the 11th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (11th ISRS,
    South Africa, 2010), the 3rd International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts (3rd ICEC,
    Japan, 2009), training workshop in Beijing in 2009, and a project proposal - Database
    example for ISI Information System: Database of runoff and sediment loads of main rivers
    in China.

3.8 ISI-Flyer
(1) Dr. Mishra presented a draft version of the ISI Brochure, which was designed as a 6-page
    foldout flyer. The content and pictures of the brochure were discussed and more
    comments and pictures would be welcomed.

4. DISCUSSION OF ACTION PLANS
4.1 IRTCES: Proposal on establishment of UNESCO -INES
(1) Prof. LIU C. presented IRTCES’ proposal on establishing the International Networks on
    Erosion and Sedimentation (INES), within the framework of UNESCO-IHP-ISI. It is
    expected that through the networks the international collaboration and communication
    will be further promoted, the data gathering and sharing of erosion and sedimentation will
    be expanded, the awareness about the importance of erosion and sediment processes and
    their impacts will be advanced, and the experience of sustainable sediment management
    will be promoted.
(2) All participants supported the idea to expand the networking by bringing about more
    activities, information, and resources, noting that some participants deemed that it does
    not seem necessary to create a separate organization within the ISI. Participants agreed
    that operating databanks and web-channels would help to expand the networking of ISI by
    creating a mechanism to attract and invite people to become its members and to advance
    the objectives set by ISI.
(3) This network could be organized by ISI, which could build up an accessible platform
    integrating respective activities in different countries around the world. The creation of a
    group within the ISI or electing someone to be responsible in reporting the network

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    activities might possibly be an efficient way to follow.
(4) Some member suggested to name these networks as ISIN, thus to express its close
    relationship with ISI.
(5) The chairman proposed a discussion inside a small group, containing people with
    experience in networks, which then could reflect about the new proposals related to the
    networking as cited by Professor Liu. Experiences of SedNet were suggested as a good
    reference for IRTCES.


5. FINANCES
(1) Dr. Mishra introduced the state of ISI finances. The budget for global ISI activities in the
    current year has been cut by 30%.
(2) It is suggested that ISI SC members get in contact with the IHP bureau pleading for
    additional financial resources, proposing a meeting to talk about the finance problem,
    contacting large companies round the world which could collaborate with ISI. For
    instance, some companies might be interested in funding ISI projects related to reservoir
    sedimentation, or impact of reservoirs on the environment.
(3) Dr. Spreafico stated that several countries have been contributing financially to ISI and
    highlighted that the experience is positive as regards to international participation in ISI
    activities.
(4) Other sources of funding besides UNESCO should be identified aiming to improve the
    financial conditions.
(5) A good strategy could be to prepare appropriate materials and documents to attract
    potential donors. For the potential donors it would be necessary to elucidate what
    advantages could be obtained or gained from cooperating with ISI, what kind of services
    could be offered and what relevant sediment issues are covered by ISI.

6. FORTHCOMING EVENTS, VARIOUS AND REPORTING
(1) There is pending discussion to link the next ISI-SC Meeting with the River Flow
    Conference in South Africa. The possibility of organizing the meeting in the USA has
    also been brought forward.
(2) Training workshops:
 Advanced Training Workshop on topics of Integrated River Basin Management or River
    Channel Training and Flood Control (Beijing, 2009).
 Public Policy Seminar about the Reduction of Erosion and Sedimentation (Chile, 2009).
(3) Other related conferences:
 11th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (South Africa, September, 2010)
 3rd International Conference on Estuaries & Coasts (Japan, September 14-16, 2009)
 Workshop on 'Sediment problems and sediment management in Asian river basins' (India,
    Sep.6 -12, 2009)
 8th IAHS Scientific Assembly/37th IAH Congress (India, Sep.6 -12, 2009) (
 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment (Canada, Aug.10-
    14, 2009)
 Global Change-Challenges for Soil Management - from degradation, through soil and
    water conservation, to sustainable soil management (Serbia, May 27-30, 2009)
 International Symposium on ‘Sediment dynamics in changing environments’(New
    Zealand, Dec.1-5, 2008)
 The First World Landslide Forum (Japan, Nov. 18-21, 2008)

7. CLOSURE


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The report is written by LIU Cheng, ISI Secretariat and IRTCES, with help of De Souza,
Fabio Teodoro – Tsinghua University, China. The text is modified by S. Bruk


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                           International Sediment Initiative (ISI)
               Minutes of Workshop on Global Change Impacts and Role of ISI
                            (Beijing, China, November 6, 2006)


Venue
IRTCES Meeting Hall, Beijing, China
Date
November 6, 2006, Thursday

Participants:
Manfred SPREAFICO (Switzerland), Chairman
Jos BRILS (the Netherland)
Stevan BRUK (Serbia)
Giampaolo DI SILVIO (Italy)
Valentin GOLOSOV (Russia)
Cheng LIU (ISI Technical Secretariat & IRTCES, China)
Mohamed Al QOTB (Egypt)
Richard ROBARTS (GEMS/Water, Canada)
Desmond WALLING (UK)
Zhao-Yin WANG (China)
Farhad YAZDANDOOST (Iran)
R. H. HOTCHKISS (USA)
Pierre JULIEN (USA)
José Alberto ZÚÑIGA (Costa Rica)
Kaoru TAKARA (Japan)
Abdalla Abdelsalam Ahmed(Sudan)
IRTCES Advisory Council members


The Workshop on Global Change Impacts and Role of ISI was chaired by Prof. Manfred
Spreafico. In-depth discussions were focused on the main topics as was shown in the
presentation “Studying the Impact Of Global Change on Erosion and Sediment Dynamics:
Current Progress and Future Challenges” made by Prof. Des. Walling. The ISI SC members
also shared the research results in their own field. The meeting and workshop presented
significant importance in fulfilling the goals and objectives of ISI.

1.   Studying the Impact Of Global Change on Erosion and Sediment Dynamics:
     Current Progress and Future Challenges (Des. Walling)

The main contents of Des. Walling‘s presentation includs:
    • EROSION and SEDIMENT LOADS
    • GLOBAL CHANGE – CLIMATE CHANGE PLUS ……
    • A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (GEST)
(1) Key changes since 1990:
    • The world’s population has increased 6-fold

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    •    The area of cropland has almost doubled
    •    The area of pasture has increased by about 75%
    •    The area covered by tropical forests has decreased by about 25%.
    •    Dams now intercept ca. 40% of the runoff from the continents

(2) Global scale drivers:
    • Water Resource Development: Sediment Trapping by Dams
    • Land Clearance, Land Use Change, Resource Exploitation and Construction Work
    • Sand Mining
    • Soil Conservation and Sediment Control Programmes
    • Climate Change

(3) Future Challenges
    • Assessment of changing erosion dynamics
    • Linking changes in erosion rates and sediment yields
    • The availability of sediment data
    • Sediment quality
    • The importance of buffering and storage
    • Evaluating the drivers
    • Adding the temporal dimension
    • Refining the global sediment budget
    • Improved prediction
    • The need for new tools

(4) Key Issues
    • Global change involves more than climate change
    • Changing erosion rates and sediment loads indicate that major changes are occurring
       to the earth’s surface
    • Changing erosion rates and sediment fluxes have important implications for food
       security and water resource development
    • The need for improved sediment management in river basins to cope with change
       and associated capacity building
    • The need for improved sediment monitoring programmes, particularly in developing
       countries
    • The need for improved predictive capabilities to deal with the system complexity and
       the many feedbacks, both physical and socio-economic, involved

Discussion:

Comment 1. Basically focusing on large river basin. Global drivers, global impacts. Local
           impacts caused in mountain areas, such as in Switzland (Europe).
Comment 2. Parameters involved, balance fertilizers ad impacts. Specific approaches for
           specific studies. Attribute the causes of the problem and identify the problem
           reasons.
Comment 3. Paper important to show how easy to establish the tasks, impacting items on
           global changes. Input for ISI strategies.
Comment 4. Decision makers are interested in solving local problems. This report shows us
           the global scenario, experiences from different countries and help decision
           makers with useful information.
Comment 5. An example about evaluation of deforesting and its relation to the load
           sediment.
Comment 6. Paper which deserves attention, rich in information to establish strategies
           concerning ISI goals.
Comment 7. Example from Kenya. Climate changes, reduction of vegetation, altering the


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           runoff. Conservation procedures improving the local conditions by introduction
           of forest.
Comment 8. Questions related to how measure the global parameters changing.
           Uncertainties. This paper clarifies very well the understanding of the problem.
Comment 9. Sediment budget. Issues which helps to control and the effect of the decrease
           of the sediment load.

Summary
Use the power point presentation, paper, and other documents to elaborate a report.
Paper for submitting to an international journal, probably a short version.
How to put together? Define different groups and tasks?

2.   Other presentations and discussions

     • Regional Reports – Europe (G. Di Silvio)
     • Erosion and sediment dynamics from catchment to coast – A Northern Perspective, G.
         Di Silvio
     • CA on Risk Based Management of River Basins (RISKBASE), Jos M. Brils
     • SedNet, Jos M. Brils
     • Mass movements triggered by the Wenchuan earthquake and management strategies
       for quake lakes, WANG Zhao-Yi)

3.   Technical Tour

On November 7, the ISI SC members visited the Longfengling Water and Soil Conservation
Scientific Demonstration Site located in the suburb area of Beijing.




The report is written by LIU Cheng, ISI Secretariat and IRTCES, with help of De Souza,
Fabio Teodoro – Tsinghua University, China


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Annex I

                        Agenda of
            th
  the 6 ISI Steering Committee Meeting and ISI Workshop
        & the 7th IRTCES Advisory Council Meeting

 Morning, November 5 (Wednesday), ISI SC meeting        Responsible person
 Venue: Conference Hall in 9th floor of IRTCES Building
 8:00 – 9:00 Registration                                Liu
 9:00 –      Chairman: LIU Cheng                         Liu
 10:00       1. Speech by representative of Ministry of
                Water Resources, PRC - LIU Zhiguang
             2. Speech by UNESCO Representative to
                China and Director UNESCO Office
                Beijing - Mr Abhimanyu Singh
             3. Speech by representative of IRTCES
             4. Speech by Prof. Manfred Spreafico,
                Chairman of ISI SC
 10:00 –     Tea/coffee break                           Liu
 10:20       Chairman: Prof. M. Spreafico
 (Tea Break) 1. Agenda                                       Spreafico
 10:20 –     2. ISI from Dr. Anil Mishra from UNESCO         Mishra
 12:00       3. ISI from Prof. Manfred, ISI Steering         Spreafico
                Committee
             4. ISI from IRTCES, ISI Technical               Liu
                Secretariat                                  Spreafico
             5. Discussion of the main activities &          Spreafico
                projects
                 Global evaluation of sediment
                     transport (GEST Project)
                 Case studies of river basins:
                     State of the Art
                     Follow ups

 12:00-      Lunch in Jingling Hotel
 13:00
 Afternoon, November 5 (Wednesday), ISI SC meeting
 Venue: Conference Hall in 9th floor of IRTCES Building
 13:30 –     Chairman: Prof. M. Spreafico
 15:30          Discussion of the main activities &
                projects (cont.)
 15:30 –          Review of sediment related research
 15:45               Northen- Southern prospective                     Mishra/Spreafico/Liu/Basson/
 (Tea Break)                                                           DeSilvio
                  Education and capacity building for                 Spreafico
 15:45 –             sustainable sediment management                   Spreafico
 17:45               e-learning                                        Hotchkisc
                     ISI workshop reports                              Spreafico/Liu

                         Networking and new attempts                  Spreafico/ Liu/ Mishra/ all
                         ISI Information System                       Spreafico/Liu
                         Regional reports: activities, projects       Mishra/Des/Spreafico
                          planned or implemented
                          LAC-                                         Pizarro/Chavez

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                              Africa                                   Basson/Moatassem
                              Asia                                     Liu/Yazdandoast
                              Europe                                   Walling/De Silvio/
                                                                       Brils/Golosov/Bruk/Karki
                           America                                     Hotchikcs/Juian
                           ISI-Flyer                                   Spreafico/Mishra
                      6 Discussion of Action Plan
                       IRTCES: Proposal on establishment Liu
                           of UNESCO International Network
                           on Erosion and Sedimentation
                           (INES)                          Mishra/Spreafico
                      7 Finances                           All
                      8 Forthcoming events, various and
                         reporting
                       Future meetings and workshop+
                           WWF …….
                      9 Closure of the session
 18:00-            Supper in Jingling Hotel
 19:00
 Full day, November 6 (Thursday), Workshop among ISI
 SC members
 Venue: Meeting Room in 7th floor of IRTCES Building
 9:00 –       Chairman: Prof. M. Spreafico
 12:00            Des. Waling: Global Change impacts
 13:40 –             and role of ISI
 17:00            Free discussion

 12:00-       Lunch in Jingling Hotel
 13:00:       Front of IRTCES Building – Group photo
 13:30-
 13:40:
 Afternoon, November 6 (Thursday), Parallel Session -
 7th Advisory Council Meeting of IRTCES
 Venue: Conference Hall in 9th floor of IRTCES Building
              7th Advisory Council Meeting of IRTCES
 13:00 –      Registration
 13:30        Front of IRTCES Building – Group photo
 13:30-
 13:40        Chairman: Prof. WANG Zhao-Yin
 13:40 –           Introduction to the members of
 18:00                 advisory council of IRTCES
                   Welcome speech (IRTCES – Prof.
                       HU Chunhong)
                   Speech by representative of Ministry
                       of Water Resources, PRC – Mr. LIU
                       Zhiguang
                   Speech by the representative from
                       UNESCO - MISHRA
                   Work report of IRTCES – Prof. LIU
                       Cheng
                   Discussion on the development of
                       IRTCES
                   Summary of the meeting

 Evening, November 6 (Thursday), Dinner
 18:30 –     Dinner invited by IRTCES, Jingling Hotel

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 20:00
 Full day, November 7 (Friday), Technical tour
 Leave at     Field Tour: Small Watershed Management
 8:00 am      Projects in Longfeng Hill, Suburban of Beijing
              The National Olympic Stadium, the "bird's
              nest"



Proposed Contribution by ISI SC members
Jos Brils:
1. report back on the developments in SedNet, including a brief presentation on the outcome of this years (very
    successful) SedNet conference in Oslo and the plans towards the future. (ca. 15 minutes)
2. give a presentation on the achievements/findings - so far - of the EC FP6 Coordination Action project
    RISKBASE (towards risk-based management of the water-SEDIMENT-soil system at the river basin
    scale). (ca. 25 minutes).

Zhao-Yin Wang:
1. river training and integrate river basin management -Wenchuan earthquake induced problem (ca. 25 min to
   60 min depend on time allowance) The paper can be downloaded from ISI WebPages:
   http://www.irtces.org/isi/WebNews_View-en2.asp?WebNewsID=272

Giampaolo Di Silvio:
1. Nov.5th 15:30-15.45: "Review of sediment related research" (new title: "Erosion and sediment dynamics
   from catchment to coast"), a Northern perspective.     I plan to present 5 slides for 5 minutes.
2. Nov.5th 15:45-17:15: "Regional Reports". I plan to present 5 slides for 5 minutes about Europe, with
   some comparative references to other continents (in particular to the Zambezi river in Africal).
3. I may also intervene in the free discussion during the Workshop of Nov.6th, although I do not know if there
   are other issues to be addressed besides the "Global Change impacts and the role of ISI" presented by Des
   Walling.
4. NOTE: All the presentations by Giampaolo Di Silvio have in fact been delivered on Nov.6th afternoon

Rollin H. Hotchkiss
I would like to take about 15 minutes instead to discuss educational issues, and specifically, the
worldwide test of my computer simulation module. I’ve developed a pilot survey that participants will
be asked to take upon completing the module, and I’d like to share that with the group.




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Annex II

                                       UNESCO & Contacts

 (1) Dr. Andras Szollosi-Nagy
Director, Division of Water Sciences
UNESCO
1, Rue Miollis
F - 75732 Parix Cedex 15
E-mail: a.szollosi-nagy@unesco.org


(2) Dr. Anil Mishra
Programme Specialist
Section of Hydrological Processes and Climate
International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
UNESCO/Division of Water Sciences
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
FRANCE
Tel : +33 1 45 68 39 47
Fax: +33 1 45 68 58 11
E-mail: a.mishra@unesco.org


 (3) Dr. R. Jayakumar
Regional Hydrologist
Jianguomenwai Waijiaogongyu 5-15-3,
Beijing 100600, China
E-mail: r.jayakumar@unesco.org




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Annex III

                   List of ISI Steering Committee members

Chairman
(1) Spreafico, Manfred
Institute of Geography
University of Berne
Hallerstrasse 12
CH - 3012 Berne
Switzerland
Tel.: +41 31 324 77 58, Fax:
E-mail: manfred.spreafico@bafu.admin.ch

Members

(2) Basson, Gerrit
Head of Water Division Department of Civil Engineering University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1 7602 Matieland, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 808-4355
E-mail: grbasson@sun.ac.za

(3) Brils Jos
Deltares / TNO
Princetonlaan 6
3584 CB Utrecht
The Netherlands
PO Box 85467
3508 AL Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 6 22799183
Fax: +31 30 2564755
E-mail: jos.brils@tno.nl and/or jos.brils@deltares.nl

(4) Bruk, Stevan
ul. Ilije Garasanina 51 11000 Belgrade Serbia
Tel: 33 381 11 3246 926
E-mail: S.Bruk@unesco.org; stevanbruk@gmail.com

(5) Di Silvio, Giampaolo
Universita degli Studi di Padova Dipartimento di Ingegnerie Idraulica, Maritima e
Geotecnica I - 35131 Padova, Italy
Tel: +39 49 8275 424 Fax: +39 49 827 54 46
E-mail: disilvio@idra.unipd.it

(6) Golosov, Valentin
Laboratory of Soil Erosion nad Fluvial Processes Moscow State University GSP-2
Vorobery Gory MOSCOW 119992 Russia
E-mail: gollossov@rambler.ru

(7) Hotchkiss, Rollin H.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Brigham Young University
368 Clyde Building
Provo, Utah 84602-4028, USA

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Tele: (801) 422-6234; Fax: (801) 422-0159
E-mail: rhh@byu.edu

(8) Julien, Pierre
Engineering Research Center Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523
Tel: (970)-491-8450
Fax: (970)- 491-7008
E-mail: pierre@engr.colostate.edu

(9) Karki, Pravin
MSc IEng MICE
Executive Secretary
International Hydropower Association (IHA) Central Office
Westmead House, 123 Westmead Road, Sutton, SM1 4JH, UK
Tel: +44 20 8288 1918
Mobile: +44 79 58 717 656
Fax: +44 20 8770 1744
E-mail: pk@hydropower.org

(10) Liu, Cheng
Deputy Chief, Department of Research and Training
IRTCES, P.O. Box 366, 20 Chegongzhuang West Rd.
Beijing, 100044, China
Tel: +86-10-68786683(O); Fax: +86-10-68411174
E-mail: chliu@iwhr.com

(11) Moattassem El Qotb, M. El.
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation National Water Research Center Nile
Research Institute NWRC Building Delta Barrage 1362, Egypt
Tel: +(202) 2184229 Fax: +(202) 2187152
E-mail: melmotasem@yahoo.com

(12) Robarts, Richard
Director UN GEMS/Water Programme Office c/o National Water Research Institute 867
Lakeshore Road Burlington, Ontaria L7R 4A6 Canada
Tel: +1-306-975-6047
E-mail: richard.robarts@ec.gc.ca

(13) Walling, Desmond E.
Department of Geography University of Exeter Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter
UK - EX 4RJ, Devon,
Tel: +44 (0) 139 22 63 345 Fax: +44 (0) 139 22 63 342
E-mail: d.e.walling@exeter.ac.uk

(14) Yazdandoost, Farhad
Director of Regional Centre on Urban Water Management - UNESCO
# 120 Khoramshahr St., Tehran
Tel: +98 21 88754936,7 Fax: +98 21 88741230
E-mail: yazdandoost@kntu.ac.ir; yazdandoost@rcuwm.org.ir

(15) Wang, Zhao-Yin
Chairman, Advisory Council of IRTCES
Prof. of Tsinghua University
IRTCES, P.O. Box 366, 20 Chegongzhuang West Rd.
Beijing, 100044, China
Tel: +86-10-68786577(O)

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Fax: +86-10-68411174
E-mail: zywang@tsinghua.edu.cn

(16) Pizarro, Roberto
Coordinador Regional ISI - LAC
Ingeniero Forestal, Profesor
Universidad de Talca
Talca, Chile
Telé.: 56-71-200375
Fax: 56-71-200455
E-mail: rpizarro@pehuenche.utalca.cl




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Annex IV

                                          List of observers
(1) Dr. Kaoru TAKARA
Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI),
Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Vice Chairperson, Intergovernmental Council of the
  International Hydrological Programme (IHP), UNESCO;
Secretary, The Regional Steering Committee for UNESCO-IHP
  in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RSC-SEAP);
Executive Director, International Consortium on Landslides (ICL)
E-mail: takara@mbox.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp
TEL: +81-774-38-4125 FAX: +81-774-38-4130


(2) José Alberto Zúñiga
National Coordinator
ISI-LAC Programme
C.S. Estudios Básicos de Ingeniería
Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)
San José, Costa Rica
Fax: (506) 22208204
JzunigaM@ice.go.cr


(3) Prof. Dr. Abdalla A. Ahmed
Director General, UNESCO Chair in Water Resources (UNESCO-CWR)
P.O.Box:1244 Khartoum11111,Sudan
Tel:+249-183-779599/786770/776884
Fax. +249 183 797758
Email: aaahmed55@yahoo.co.uk
        aaahmed55@ucwr-sd.org
        aaahmed55@hotmail.com
        aaahmed55@gawab.com




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Annex V
                 List of IRTCES Advisory Council members

Chairman
(1) Wang, Zhao-Yin
Chairman, Advisory Council of IRTCES
Prof. of Tsinghua University
IRTCES, P.O. Box 366, 20 Chegongzhuang West Rd.
Beijing, 100044, China
Tel: +86-10-68786577(O)
Fax: +86-10-68411174
E-mail: zywang@tsinghua.edu.cn

Members

(2) Walling, Desmond E.
Department of Geography University of Exeter Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter
UK - EX 4RJ, Devon,
Tel: +44 (0) 139 22 63 345 Fax: +44 (0) 139 22 63 342
E-mail: d.e.walling@exeter.ac.uk


(3) Pizarro, Roberto
Coordinador Regional ISI - LAC
Ingeniero Forestal, Profesor
Universidad de Talca
Talca, Chile
Telé.: 56-71-200375
Fax: 56-71-200455
E-mail: rpizarro@pehuenche.utalca.cl


(4) Mr Zurab D. Kopaliani
Roshydromet State Hydrological Institute
V.O. 2nd Line 23
199053 St Petersburg
Russian Federation
Tel.: +(7 812) 323 3518
Fax: +(7 812) 323 10 28
E-mail: ishiklom@sovam.com

(5) Mr. Djoko Legono
Gajah Mada University in Yogyakarta
Jurusan Teknik Sipil
Fakultas Teknik UGM
Jl. Grafika No. 2,
Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Email: djokolegono@yahoo.com, legono@tsipil.ugm.ac.id
Phone: +62-274-519788

(6) Prof. Abdalla Abdelsalam Ahmed
Director General, UNESCO Chair in Water Resources (UNESCO-CWR)
P.O.Box:1244 Khartoum11111,Sudan
Tel:+249-183-779599/786770/776884
Fax:+249-183-797758
aaahmed55@yahoo.co.uk
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aaahmed55@ucwr-sd.org
aaahmed55@hotmail.com
aaahmed55@gawab.com

(7) Prof. Francis Mutua
Professor, Water and Climate.
University of Nairobi.
Kenya
fmutua@mail.uonbi.ac.ke

(8) Prof. HAN Qiwei, IWHR, China

(9) Prof. DOU Xiping, NHRI, China

(10) Prof. LI Wenxue, YRCC, China

(11) Prof. TAN Ying, IRTCES, China




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