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  • [January 14, 2016]

    The 3rd Sino-U.S. Workshop on Sustainability Issues at the Nexus of Energy, Water, Climate and Air Pollution (NEWCAP)

  • The 3rd NEWCAP workshop, to be held at Peking University January 21-22, 2016 (more information at http://newcap.coe.pku.edu.cn). The workshop is organized by Peking University, sponsored by the NSFC, the U.S. NSF and the Beijing High-tech Innovation Centre. The goals of the workshop are (1) fostering collaboration among the researchers and practitioners in both countries who have the expertise necessary to conduct research and improve environment-related issues of NEWCAP, (2) identifying and prioritizing key questions, hypotheses, and common data to generate and expand new research activities in NEWCAP, and (3) developing multi-institutional collaborative projects to be funded by U.S. and China.

    The workshop will include four sessions: (1) the urbanization and its challenges on energy, climate, water and air; (2) the impacts of oil and natural gas development on water and air resources; (3) the impacts of combustion to air quality and climate change; and (4) the sustainable water-resource development and management, followed by parallel roundtable discussions. The establishment of several Sino-U.S. collaborative research teams to identify priorities for major projects in NEWCAP areas as an extension of previous workshops will also be reviewed and further explored in this workshop.

    The Conference Venue & Accommodation

    The Zhongguanyuan Global Village PKU (PKUGV), Building No. 1

    The Zhongguanyuan Global Village PKU (PKUGV) is a comprehensive park that gathers the accommodation, dining, meeting, and recreation services. Building No. 1, where the 3rd NEWCAP’s venue and accommodation will be located, is a 4-star hotel with comfortable guest rooms and well equipped conference rooms. It is located 5-minutes away by walk from Peking University campus. The host has already reserved rooms for our Conference Attendees at a Conference Rate. We also appreciate your own arrangement of accommodation.

     

    Room Type

    Remarks

    Conference Rate

     

    Standard Room

     

    Twin bed (1.2m*2m) ?Two breakfasts

     

    CNY 568 /night

     

    Queen Bed Room

     

    One queen bed (1.5m*2m) ?Two breakfasts

     

    CNY 568 /night

     

    Deluxe Suite (optional)

     

    One bedroom with 1 King Bed (1.8m*2m)

     

    Independent living room ?Two toilets

     

    Two breakfasts

     

    CNY 880 /night (The price difference RMB 312 will be paid by yourself)

     

    China Co-Chairs of the workshop:

    Prof. Dongxiao Zhang, Peking University

    Prof. Tong Zhu, Peking University

    US Co-Chairs of the workshop:

    Prof. David Shaw, University at Buffalo SUNY

    Prof. Sunny Jiang, University of California at Irvine

     

    If you have any questions concerning the 3rd NEWCAP Workshop, please feel free to contact the Organizing Group at NEWCAP2015@coe.pku.edu.cn . We are looking forward to seeing you at Peking University.

    3rd NEWCAP Workshop Draft Agenda
     

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Time

    Activities

    Venue

    9:00-22:00

    Arrival, Registration & Hotel Check-in

    Zhongguanyuan Global Village (No.1)

    17:00-20:30

    Reception (buffet dinner)

    Time Western Restaurant

    (PKUGV Building No.2)

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Time

    Activities

    Venue

    6:30-9:00

    Breakfast

    Time Western Restaurant

    (PKUGV Building No.2)

    8:30-9:00

    Registration

    Science Lecture Hall

    (PKUGV Building No.1)

    Workshop Day 1, Science Lecture Hall

    Time

    Speakers

    Institution

    Topic

    9:00-9:10

    Dongxiao Zhang

    Peking University

    Welcome Speech

    David Shaw

    University at Buffalo

    9:10-9:25

    Nancy Sung

    China Office at US NSF

    Invited Speech

    Session 1 Urbanization and Its Challenges on Energy, Climate, Water and Air

    Session Chairs: Prof. Mike Hoffman, Caltech and Prof. Tong Zhu, Peking University

    9:30-9:55

    Mike Hoffman

    Caltech

    Key Issues Related to Urbanization and Its Challenges with Energy, Climate, Water and Air

    9:55-10:20

    Kejun Jiang

    NDRC Energy Research Institute

    Energy Transition and Green/Low Carbon Development

    10:20-10:45

    Tong Zhu

    Peking University

    The Health Effects of Air Pollution in China

    10:45-11:00

    Group Photo

    11:00-11:15

    Coffee Break

    11:15-11:35

    Guojun Song

    Renmin University

    Study on the Model of Air Quality Management in City

    11:35-11:55

    Clinton Andrews

    School of Planning & Public policy, Rutgers University

    Decoupling the Costs and Benefits of Urban Density

    12:00-13:30

    Lunch, Time Western Restaurant (PKUGV Building No.2)

    13:30-13:50

    Danqun Fang Danqun Fang Danqun Fang Danqun Fang Danqun Fang Danqun Fang

    US Sound & Vibratoin Institution

    The Urbanization and Its Challenges on Energy, Climate, Water, and  Environmental Physics

    13:50-14:10

    Junji Cao

    Institute of Earth Environment, CAS

    The Distribution and Control of PM2.5 in China

    Session 2 Impacts of Oil and Natural Gas Development on Water and Air Resources

    Session Chairs: Prof. Mark Williams, Boulder and Prof. Yan Zheng, Peking University

    14:10-14:35

    Mark Williams

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    What We Know and What We Don't Know About Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction

    14:35-15:00

    Dongxiao Zhang

    Peking University

    The Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Development on Water Resources

    15:00-15:25

    Tissa Illangasekare

    Colorado School of Mines

    Improving Understanding of Atmospheric Loading of Greenhouse Gases Driving Climate Change: Filling Knowledge Gaps to Develop Strategies for Mitigation

    15:25-15:45

    Coffee Break

    15:45-16:05

    Jeff Collett

    Colorado State University

    Air Pollution 3.0: The Rise of Unconventional Sources

    16:05-16:25

    Hanrong Zhang

    Sinopec Exploration Southern Company

    Exploration and Development of Fuling Shale Gas Field

    16:25-16:45

    Mingming Lu

    University of Cincinnati

    Understanding Air Pollutant Formation from Biodiesel Blends Through Measurements and Mechanistic Study

    16:45-17:05

    Moran Wang

    Tsinghua University

    Micro/Nano Scale Porous Flows and Multi-physical Transports in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

    17:05-17:25

    Eryong Zhang

    China Geological Survey

    Preliminary Findings of Hydrogeological and Environmental Geological Surveys during Shale Gas Exploration and Development in China

    17:25-17:35

    Summary of Day 1

    18:00

    Banquet, Heyuan Restaurant (PKUGV Building No.5)

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Time

    Activities

    Venue

    6:30-9:00

    Breakfast

    Time Western Restaurant

     (PKUGV Building No.2)

    Workshop Day 2, Science Lecture Hall

    Session 3 Impacts of Combustion to Air Quality and Climate Change

    Session Chairs: Prof. Yuhang Wang, Georgia Tech and Prof. Mei Zheng, Peking University

    9:00-9:25

    Judy Chow

    Desert Research Institute

    Light Absorbing Carbon from Fossil Fuel and Biomass Combustion and Its Effect on Climate, Visibility, and Health

    9:25-9:50

    John Watson

    Desert Research Institute

    Leapfrogging Opportunities for Evaluating Emission Control Strategy Effectiveness

    9:50-10:15

    Mei Zheng

    Peking University

    Challenges of PM2.5 in China

    10:15-10:40

    Yuhang Wang

    Georgia Tech

    Regional Climate Change and the Heavy Winter Haze in Eastern China

    10:40-10:55

    Coffee Break

    10:55-11:15

    Aijun Ding

    Nanjing University

    Impact of Biomass Burning on Atmospheric Chemistry and Weather in East China

    11:15-11:35

    Armin Sorooshian

    The University of Arizona

    A Multi-Platform Analysis of Pollutant Emissions, Transformations, and Impacts

    11:35-11:55

    Chunsheng Zhao

    Peking University

    HaChi Project (Haze in China): the Role of Aerosol Hygroscopicity in Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Radiation

    12:00-13:30

    Lunch, Time Western Restaurant (PKUGV Building No.2)

    13:30-13:50

    Qi Zhang

    University of California, Davis

    Biomass Burning Emissions and Atmospheric Aging of Aerosols

    13:50-14:05

    Kerry Kelly

    University of Utah

    Seasonal Importance Biomass Combustion in the United States

    Session 4 Sustainable Water-Resource Development and Management

    Session Chairs: Prof. Sunny Jiang, UCI and Prof. Chunmiao Zheng, Peking University

    14:05-14:30

    William Yeh

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Water Supply and Conjunctive Use Planning of Surface Water and Groundwater in Southern California, USA

    14:30-14:55

    Chunmiao Zheng

    Peking University

    Putting China’s Water Pollution Control Action Plan into Action

    14:55-15:20

    Sunny Jiang

    University of California, Irvine

    Quantitative Risk Assessment of Water Reuse Practices

    15:20-15:35

    Coffee Break

    15:35-16:00

    Hans Paerl

    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hills

    Lake Taihu, China: a “looking glass” for mitigating toxic cyanobacterial blooms in nutrient over-enriched lakes.

    16:00-16:25

    Yan Zheng

    Peking University

    Private Well Water Arsenic: Challenges and Solutions in Bangladesh, China and USA

    16:25-16:50

    Chengwen Wang

    Tsinghua University

    Sustainable utilization and practice of urban water resources through onsite source separation and treatment

    16:50-17:10

    Kevin Lansey

    University of Arizona

    Urban Water Supply Robustness and Resilience

    17:10-17:20

    Summary of Day 2

    Parallel Roundtable Discussion at Conference Room No.1-No.2

    17:20-18:20

    Session 1 & 3

    Summary of Sessions, Discussion of Future Research and Collaboration

    17:20-18:20

    Session 2 & 4

    Summary of Sessions, Discussion of Future Research and Collaboration

    18:20-18:30

    Summary and Closing Remarks

    18:30

    Dinner, Time Western Restaurant (PKUGV Building No.2)