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Dr. Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen

McGill University

Dr. Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen holds B.Eng. (Vietnam), M.Eng. (AIT) and D.A.Sc. (Montreal) degrees.  He is currently holder of the Endowed Brace Professor Chair in Civil Engineering at McGill University. Dr. Nguyen is presently Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Director of the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, and Associate Director of the Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre at McGill. His scientific and professional contributions over more than 25 years have been mostly in the areas of Hydrology and Water Resources Management. He has been invited to participate in various expert committees at the provincial level (Quebec Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology, Ontario Council of Graduate Studies, Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec), at the national level (NRC Canada Associate Committee on Hydrology, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), and at the international level (UNESCO, and WMO). He has served as member of different scientific journal editorial boards (ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, IAHR Journal of Hydro-environment Research, IAHR Journal of Hydroinformatics, etc.), and has been invited to deliver keynote and prestigious lectures at many universities, scientific conferences, and workshops in Canada and abroad. Futhermore, since several years he has been active in international co-operation activities with colleagues in North-America, Europe, and in Asia-Pacific region. He has been an invited professor at universities in Canada, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia as well as an active member in several professional associations (President of the Hydrological Science Section of the AOGS, 2006-2008; Founding member of APHW, Members of AGU, ASCE, AWRA, IAHS, and IWA). Finally, as a professional engineer, he has been involved in a number of projects with various consulting engineering companies in Canada (Hydro-Quebec, Dessau-Soprin Inc., etc.). He is author or co-author of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, monographs, and conference proceedings.