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Prof. Xiaochang Wang elected to the IWA Board of Directors

Updated on April 27, 2021

Prof. Xiaochang Wang was elected to the Member of Board of Directors of the International Water Association (IWA) during their recent General Meeting on 21 April 2021. The Board of Directors has the overall responsibility for the corporate governance of the Association, including its strategic direction, the review of the plans established by the management team, the monitoring of performance against those plans and the establishment and implementation of policies and internal controls. The Board of Directors also selects the Executive Director. The Board of Directors is made up of the Association’s Officers (President and two Vice-Presidents), Treasurer, (Immediate) Past President, Executive Director and other office holders. Currently, Prof. Wang is the only Chinese expert among the 15 members of Board of Directors.

Prof. Xiaochang Wang elected to the IWA Board of Directors

The IWA is a knowledge hub for the water environment, connecting water professionals across the world to find solutions to global water challenges. As a network of water professionals and companies, IWA has a membership comprising researchers, utilities, consultants, industry, and regulators from over 100 countries. Prof. Wang has made outstanding contributions to the expansion of IWA's influence in China and the promotion of its academic activities. He was nominated IWA Fellow in 2011 and IWA Distinguished Fellow in 2014. Also, he served on the IWA Fellows Steering Committee, IWA Membership and Engagement Committee and IWA Cities of the Future Program Steering Committee. Furthermore, he was Chair of the IWA Alternative Water Resources Cluster – China Chapter, Vice-Chair of the IWA Membrane Technology – China Task Group, and Editor-in-Chief of the IWA H2Open Journal. Prof. Wang was, respectively, appointed as member and Co-Chair of the IWA Programs Committee in 2014 and 2016. Under his leadership, a large number of academic staff and graduate students of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT) are widely involved in various international academic activities in the field of water environment.

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