Professor Junguo LIU receives The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Award#

Prof. Junguo LIU wins the 2022 TWAS (The World Academy of Science) award in Social Science for his fundamental contribution to policy relevant studies on water resources, climate change mitigation, and environmental management in China and other developing countries. The virtual awarding ceremony of 2022 honours administered by TWAS will take place after the Opening Ceremony of the TWAS 16th General Conference, on 21 November 2022.

Junguo Liu
Professor Junguo LIU receives the World Academy of Science (TWAS) Award

Prof. Liu is a professor and vice president of North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power in China, a Chair Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology, China, and a Senior Guest Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. He shared this award with Professor Irasema ALCANTARA-AYALA from Mexico.

On 20 October, Professor Junguo LIU was invited to participate in the TWAS Awards Webinar Series (Seminar 5: Social and Economic Sciences) and gave a keynote presentation entitled "Virtual Water Trade in China: pattern, driving forces and solutions". The webinars focus on the winners of TWAS awards and of awards in honor of TWAS Fellows. TWAS Awards Webinar Series gives an opportunity to TWAS Award winners to deliver brief presentations on their accomplishments. This webinar was chaired by the Canadian academic and education scholar Ratna Ghosh who has been elected to several Academies and received national and international honors and awards.

Junguo Liu
Professor Junguo LIU gives the TWAS Awardee presentation in the 2022 TWAS Awards Webinar Series

Prof. LIU is was elected a Member of Academia Europaea in 2020. He has earned an excellent international reputation for his contributions to the fields of water resources research and ecological restoration, with about 260 papers published in world-known journals, such as Science, Nature, PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Nature Sustainability, and Science Advances. He is named Highly Cited Researcher from Clarivate. He was listed in the Reuters Hot List of the World’s 1,000 Top Climate Scientists, Stanford University's 2020 World's Top 2% Scientists, and Elsevier Highly Cited Chinese Researchers.

TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease, and poverty. TWAS was given to talents who make an outstanding contribution in nine fields of sciences.

Junguo Liu
Professor Junguo LIU and other two TWAS Awardees in the 2022 TWAS Awards Webinar Series

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