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The Second Seventh WASER Council Meeting held in Florence

The second meeting of the seventh Council of the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER) was held at Florence on September 5, 2023. The Council Meeting was attended by 8 members representing the seventh Council, as well as several observers. Prof. Helmut Habersack presided over the meeting.

Three reports were presented at the meeting. These included the President’s report by Prof. Zhaoyin Wang (presented by Prof. Cheng Liu); the Treasurer’s report by Prof. Cheng Liu; reports on the work of the Secretariat during the period 2019-2022 and the work plan for 2022-2025 by Prof. Guangquan Liu. Besides, briefs of the Minutes of the online Council meeting last December by Dr. Ying Zhao, an overview of the forthcoming 8th ICEC (Québec City, Canada, 2024) by Prof. Weiming Wu, and an overview of the 16th ISRS (Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 2025) by Prof. Junke Guo were also presented at the meeting.

Issues related to the future development of the Association, the ISRS and ICEC development and the co-sponsoring of international conferences, the future of WASER and steps to increase the visibility were also discussed during the meeting, including: (1) to attract more experts from the continents and countries which currently not well represented; (2) the idea whether to hold the ICEC and ISRS conferences concurrently in the future; (3) the four special publications on sediment research and management for the future development of WASER.

Council meeting at Florence on September 5th


            President and Treasurer report by Prof. Cheng Liu   Secretariat work report by Prof. Guangquan Liu


                     Overview of 8th ICEC by Prof. Weiming Wu   Overview 16th ISRS by Prof. Junke

Group photo of the council meeting

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