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Closing Ceremony Speech 
Oct 13th 17:00-17:30

Prof. Hongwei Fang

Prof. Qiuwen Chen

Title of Speech:

Summary of ISE2022

Personal Profile:

Dr. Hongwei Fang is currently a Professor of the Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, who also serves as the Provost and Academic President of the Southern University of Science and Technology. Prof. Fang’s research interests encompass numerical simulation of sediment - laden flow, environmental sediment and impact on water environment, eco-fluvial dynamics, and water cluster dynamics, etc. He is the leading author of three books, and has published 193 research papers in refereed journals. He is the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Sediment Research and an associate editor of Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. He has won the National Award of Science and Technology of China twice (2017, 2020) and has been awarded the Chinese Education Ministry Award of Science and Technology twice (2001, 2008). His publication “Biofilm effects on size gradation, drag coefficient and settling velocity of sediment particles” in the International Journal of Sediment Research (2016) has been characterized as an outstanding contribution to sedimentation studies by the Council of the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER).


Dr. Qiuwen Chen is the director of the Center for Eco-Environmental Research at Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute. He has long been engaging in research and application of cutting-edge technologies in the ecological environment protection of major river basins. Prof. Chen has led major projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) that include Creative Research Group, Distinguished Youth, Key Support Project, Major International Cooperation Project; and the National Program on Key Basic Research (973 Project), National High-tech Research and Develop Program (863 Project), major projects on water pollution control and management, projects on national key research and development programs, etc. He has published over 350 research papers, among which over 180 papers were indexed by SCI, and authorized 51 invention patents, which have had great academic impact and social benefits. He has won the IAHR Arthur Thomas Ippen Award for outstanding contributions in the field of environmental hydroinformatics and ecohydraulics, IWA Project Innovation Award, Science Xplore Award, the National Award of Science and Technology of China, and 10 awards on provincial and ministerial levels (first 


Closing Ceremony Speech

Oct 13th 17:30-17:45


Prof. Valérie Ouellet

Prof. André St-Hilaire



Title of Speech: ISE2024: Quebec City, Canada eagerly awaits your arrival!

The next edition of International Symposium on Ecohydraulics will be held in 2024 in Quebec City, Canada. Prof. Valérie Ouellet and Prof. André St-Hilaire are invited to give a talk about ISE 2024.


ISE2024 will be held in Québec City, Canada. Québec City was founded in 1608, and is a UNESCO Heritage Site. Our city is known for its historic charm and unique architecture, with over 400 years of French history and culture. The downtown core is unique, with a blend of French and British architectures, scenic viewpoints and breathtaking views of the famous and majestic St. Lawrence River. It is thus an ideal site to host our conference. In addition to the usual research themes that are part of every ISE conference (e.g., hydraulic modelling, fish passage, morphodynamics, habitat modelling, etc.) sessions related to the use of citizen science and traditional knowledge, remote sensing, fish habitat and hydropower will be held. Please join us in 2024!

Personal Profiles:

Valérie Ouellet is a Diadromous Species Scientist working in NOAA Fisheries. She works on understanding how different environmental variables, such as water temperature and flow, affect the habitat and physiology of key fish species. She aims to understand how aquatic ecosystems are changing to inform on restoration strategies and aquatic resources management, especially in the context of human-impacted systems and climate change. She is now focussing on diadromous fish, their interactions, and how the changes in marine and freshwater ecosystems affect their productivity.


Dr. André St-Hilaire is a professor in Hydrology at INRS, Université du Québec in Québec City. He is a member of the Hydroclimatic Statistics Research Group at that same university. He holds a BSc in Physics and Oceanography from Royal Roads Military College (BC), a Masters of Applied Sciences in estuarine hydrodynamics from Université de Moncton and a PhD in Water Science from INRS. His current research focuses on environmental hydrology, with an emphasis on hydrological extremes as well as hydrological, habitat and water quality modelling with recent developments in water temperature and river sediment.