15th International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2024 – From Nature to Digital Water: challenges and opportunities

Community Organizer:
Hydroinformatics is defined as the study of the flow of information and the generation of knowledge related to the dynamics of water in the real world, through the integration of modelling, information technologies and artificial intelligence considering sustainability and social implications for decision support and smart management of water-based systems.

Hydroinformatics focuses on the application of information and communications technologies to address issues in water uses and services, water resources management, water related hazards and other fields connected to the aquatic environment. Within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the growing complexity and competition among water uses request a higher level of efficiency within the management approaches. To tackle those multiple challenges exacerbated by the climate change threat, Hydroinformatics community should develop a holistic approach integrating among many, the digital transformation of water systems, the development of smart water networks, the demand for real-time decision support systems within the challenges of interoperability and social acceptance.

As the Hydroinformatics community continuously grows, its interests encompass a wide range of topics, from the numerical modelling to the development of new sensors and tools, the interpretation of increasing amounts of data, the massive use of cloud-based approaches and High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, the real-time analysis and management of complex water systems, the integration of models, data, and controls for practical applications.

The multiplication of recent crisis, in the context of the constant threat of climate change, has underlined the need to evolve the current concepts of water management into a global approach capable of addressing both energy and food production with the ambition of more resilient society. The challenges today are numerous and require a coordinated commitment from the different communities involved in these issues. The Hydroinformatics community has a major role to play within this context.

International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC) has a long tradition, dating back to 1994 for its first edition. The next 15th HIC 2024, held in Beijing, China, on 27-31 May 2024 will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the development of a vivid Hydroinformatics community.

The conference will serve as a perfect venue and platform for practitioners, engineers, researchers, scientists, managers and decision makers from Europe, Oceania, and Americas to meet their Asian counterparts to exchange the most recent developments in the Hydroinformatics field and the urgent water related issues.

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Philippe Gourbesville
Université Côte d’Azur France
Ding Liuqian
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research China
Gye Woon Choi
Incheon National University South Korea
Ren Liliang
Hohai University China
Manuel Gomez Valentin
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Cheng Xiaotao
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research China
Liang Qiuhua
Loughborough University United Kingdom
Sun Dongya
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research China
Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen
McGill University Canada
Wang Wenchuan
North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power China
Djoko Legono
Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
Wang Xiekang
Sichuan University China
Daisuke Nohara
Kyoto University Japan
Li Changzhi
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research China
Liu Dedi
Wuhan University China
Ma Qiang
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research China
Yang Dawen
Tsinghua University China
Orazio Giustolisi
Technical University of Bari Italy
Dragan Savic
University of Exeter United Kingdom
Chen Duan
Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute China
Maria C. Cunha
University of Coimbra Portugal
Ibrahim Demir
The University of Iowa United States Of America
Raziyeh Farmani
University of Exeter United Kingdom
Gabriele Freni
Kore University of Enna Italy
Pilar Garcia Navarro
University of Zaragoza Spain
George P. Karatzas
Technical University of Crete Greece
Gwo-Fong Lin
National Taiwan University
Ole Mark
Krüger A/S Denmark
Miguel Rico-Ramirez
University of Bristol United Kingdom
Dimitri Solomatine
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education Netherlands
Zoran Vojinovic
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education Netherlands