River Basin Planning
Published by ADB, GIWP, WWF, and UNESCO
About the authors
Guy Pegram is the managing director of Pegasys based in Cape
Town, South Africa, with 25 years professional experience in the water sector.
He is a professionally registered civil engineer with a PhD in water resources
planning from Cornell University and an MBA from University of Cape Town.
He has worked extensively on strategic, institutional, financial and organizational
aspectsrelated to the water sector within SADC, Africa and globally. In particular
he has been actively involved with water resources institutional and policy
reform processes in various African countries, and has been extensively involved
in strategic basin planning, institutional and legal processes for both national and
transboundary river basins.
Li Yuanyuan is Vice-President, Professor, and Senior Engineer of the General
Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design at the
Chinese Ministry of Water Resources. He studied hydrology and water resources
in Chengdu University of Science and Technology. His research fields include
water resources mechanisms, the interaction between human activities and
water resources, water resources system analysis and planning, water ecology and
environment protection. He has led at the national-level many water resources
surveys, the development of water resources strategies, comprehensive water
resources planning activities, policy formulation, and management activities, as
well as international programs. He is widely published on water-related topics.
Tom Le Quesne is a Senior Policy Advisor at WWF-UK. Tom works on water policy
and sustainability issues across the WWF Network, including work in Asia, Africa,
Latin America and Europe. This has included a particular focus on water and
environmental policy issues in China and India. Tom has published a number
of reviews of water management and environmental issues, including work on
water allocation, environmental flows and climate change. Tom holds a Masters
and PhD in economics.
Robert Speed is director of Okeanos Pty Ltd, a consultancy company specializing
in water resources policy and strategy. Robert has 15 years experience in
environmental and water policy and management, with an expertise in water
resources planning, the implementation of environmental flows, and river health
assessment. Robert has qualifications in science and environmental law. He has
worked professionally in Australia, China, India, Ecuador, Switzerland, Sri Lanka,
and Lao People’s Democratic Republic and is currently a water security advisor to
the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Li Jianqiang is Division Chief of the General Institute of Water Resources and
Hydropower Planning and Design at the Ministry of Water Resources. He is
aprofessor-level senior engineer with a PhD in hydrology and water resources
from Hohai University. His main fields of work include water resources system
analysis, comprehensive water resources planning, water ecology and
environment protection, and water resources policy, strategy, and management.
He has numerous publications in these fields and he was the winner of Da Yu
Water Science and Technology Award 2010.
Shen Fuxin is a professor-level senior engineer of the General Institute of Water
Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources
based in Beijing, China, with 28 years professional experience in the water
sector. He is a professional engineer with a bachelor degree in hydrology and
water resources from Hohai University. He has worked extensively on strategic,
technical and planning aspects related to the water sector in China. He has
engaged in flood management and planning, water conservancy planning, water
conservancy science and technology research and applications, flood forecasting
and dispatching decision analysis. In particular he has been actively involved
with National Flood Mitigation Planning, National Storage and Detention Areas
Construction and Management Planning, and flood risk mapping in China.