Introduction of Prof. Xiaochang Wang
As the President of The International Science & Technology Cooperation Center for Urban Alternative Water Resources Development (Int’l AWR Center) and AWR Environmental Research Institute (AWRERI), Professor Xiaochang Wang obtained his BE and ME degrees from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT) in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and then worked as a lecturer in XAUAT. From 1988 to 1992 he studied in Hokkaido University, Japan for the PhD degree in Environmental Engineering under the supervision of Professor Norihito Tambo, the former President of International Water Association (IWA). Afterwards, he worked as research engineer and chief engineer in Suido Kiko Co. Ltd and Yachiyo Engineering Co. Ltd, Japan until 1997. In that period, he took part in a number of international cooperative projects supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the Middle East, South-east Asia, Africa and South Pacific regions as an environmental expert. He returned to China in 1998 and worked again in XAUAT as a professor. He successively served as Dean of the School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering and Vice President of XAUAT. He was academically active in China and acted as Member of Academic Evaluation Committee of the State Council of China, Member of Advisory Committee, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Board Member, China Urban Water Association, Board Member, Industrial Water Association, China Society of Civil Engineering, Vice Chairman of the Environmental Education Committee, China Society of Environmental Sciences, Member of the Expert Committee for National Major Projects, Director of the Key Lab of Northwest Water Resources, Environment and Ecology, Ministry of Education, and Director of the Int’l AWR Center. He was nominated IWA Fellow in 2011 and IWA Distinguished Fellow in 2014. He also served IWA as Co-Chair of the IWA Program Committee, Member of the Steering Committee, IWA Cities of the Future Program, Chairman of the IWA Alternative Water Resources Cluster – China Chapter, and Vice-Chairman of the IWA Membrane Technology Task Force – China Chapter.