Time: 15:30-17:00,Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
Venue: Room 302, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University
Organizer: China Institute for Rural Studies, Tsinghua University
阿斯特·彼斯瓦斯（Asit K. Biswas）
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow, UK, and Gujarat University, India.
Director, Water Management International, Singapore.
Chief Executive, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico.
Chair of Professor in Practice in Environmental Innovation, School of Social and Environmental Sustainability, University of Glasgow, UK.
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
Executive President of China Institute for Rural Studies at Tsinghua University
Professor, Associate Dean of School of Public Policy & Management at Tsinghua University
Bio of Speakers:
Professor Asit K. Biswas is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on water, food, environment and development-related issues. He has a very distinguished career as an academic; senior public official in Canada; advisor and confidant to Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers in 23 countries, six Heads of United Nations Agencies, two Secretary-Generals of OECD and many other major international and national organizations. Professor Asit K. Biswas is awarded Stockholm Water Prize, considered to be the Nobel Prize for water, for “his outstanding and multi-faceted contributions to global water resource issues”.
Professor Cecilia Tortajada’s research focuses on the impacts of global changes on water resources, food, environment, and societies. Over 30 years of experience in water, environment and natural resources management in the context of development, she is the winner of the Crystal Drop Award in 2016 and the 50th Anniversary Award in 2021, International Water Resources Association (IWRA). She is a very prolific author, her work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish languages. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.