Zhaoyin WANG(Oct. 1951, Shandong, China) is professor of the Department of Hydraulic Engineering of Tsinghua University and the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (UNESCO). He is vice president of the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER). He was elected in 2011 and 2013 as the vice president of IAHR and the chairman of the division of Hydro-environment of IAHR. Dr. Wang was the chief editor of the "International Journal of Sediment Research" from 1996 to 2013. He was one of the initiators of the IAHR journal "International Journal of River Basin Management". He is associate editor of "Journal of Environmental Informatics". He is a member of the steering committee of UNESCO International Sedimentation Initiative.