High-quality water is necessary for preserving public health, biodiversity, environment’s aesthetic and recreational potential, food production and manufacturing. The importance of anthropogenic impact on chemical compound of water in natural reservoirs is increasingly comparable with natural geochemical and biologic processes. Transformation of catchment basins, transboundary flows, direct industrial and communal discharges, unorganised drainages lead to disruption of water ecosystems, eutrophication, acidulation, appearance of toxic elements and substances in water environment, resulting in lower water quality. Climatic variations also contribute to changing hydro-chemical regime by changing hydrological cycles, emergence of drought or excessive rainfall periods.
Maintaining high quality of water in natural reservoirs is one of the crucial conditions for sustaining life on the planet, and, thus, becomes a particularly acute present-day problem. Major related issues include the following: controlling water quality under the existing anthropogenic load and global warming; biogenic pollution of agricultural lands and water reserves’ eutrophication; acid rains, and water acidulation; circulation of toxic elements in ground waters and self-purification processes; environmental consequences of major rivers, lakes, and transboundary waterways pollution; methodology and techniques for biological assessment of water quality; recovery of water quality and hydroecosystems following reduced pollution.
Session Program: BRICS Water Forum_Session 4 Programme (PDF, 1.03 Mb)
Session Chair: Tatiana I. Moiseyenko, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Head of Biogeochemistry and Ecology Section, the RAS Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry
Peifang Wang graduated in 1994 with BA degree from Hebei Agricultural University, with MA degree in 1999 from Hohai University, where she also received her PhD in 2003. In 2003-2005 she worked as Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor in Hohai University. In 2005-2008 P. Wang carried post-doctoral research at the State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Research at Nanjing University. Since 2010 Dr Wang occupies the position of Director of the Institute of Water Resource Protection and Ecological Restoration of College of Environment at Hohai University. Since 2013 she is the Dean of College of Environment at Hohai University. Since 2015 Dr Wang was appointed Director of the Key Laboratory of Integrated Regulation and Resources Development of Shallow Lakes of Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Her research fields are mainly on water environment protection, ecological restoration, pollutants. Prof. Wang has been awarded 14 science and technology honors at the national and provincial level transportation and transformation, and effects water conservancy project construction on water ecosystem and environment. Professor Wang has also won 32 national authorized invention patents and published 58 SCI-indexed papers, 55 EI-index papers, two books, and one monograph.