River Basin Planning

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.