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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Seminar on “Wukong Cloud Platform – Land Subsidence Simulator” Case Study2021-10-21

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  On October 5, 2021, the College of Resource Environment and Tourism at Capital Normal University hosted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Seminar on “Wukong Cloud Platform – Land Subsidence Simulator-Case”. The experts who attended the event included Shahbaz Khan (Zehan Xia, UNESCO representative in China), Huili Gong (UNESCO Chair in Hydroinformatics for Ecohydrology, Director of Beijing Laboratory of Water Resources Security and Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Land Subsidence Mechanism and Mitigation), Xiaojuan Li (Vice-President of Capital Normal University), Mei Han (Director of Office of International Cooperation & Exchange), Yi Liao (Chair of Department of Science and Technology), Yun Pan (Dean of College of Resource Environment and Tourism). Professor Lin Zhu, Associate Professor Beibei Chen, Jinyan Tian and Mingliang Gao from the Land Subsidence Team presented various topics on the Land Subsidence Simulator, UNESCO recommended cases, Wukong cloud platform and Cloud InSAR. Following their talks, the experts had an in-depth discussion about regional water cycle, land subsidence and cloud computing.

  Professor Shahbaz Khan highly affirmed the SDG 6 and SDG13 related work carried out by the Land Subsidence Team under Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Land Subsidence Mechanism and Mitigation. He also invited the team to collaborate with Pakistan, North Korea and Mongolia for joint research focusing on the land subsidence and water resource management in the big data ear, and to conduct training programs for young scientists from the countries that have participated in the Belt and Road Initiative. The laboratory has been conducting innovative research addressing the major needs of water resources safety, land subsidence prevention and control in the development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Advanced developments of related technologies have been adopted to the implementation of new policy and decisions made by the central government. Professor Huili Gong has served as the expert committee chair for both the consultation and demonstration of the "Master Plan for Land Subsidence Prevention and Control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Plain Area" and the compilation of the "The 14th Five-Year Plan of National Comprehensive Disaster Prevention and Mitigation". He has led the laboratory in providing knowledge wisdom and technical support for geological disaster prevention and mitigation in the region and across the country.