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Prof. Cathy Qing Hu is a leading scientist,scholar and leader in environmental field in China.

She is Professor in School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech);Director of Engineering Innovation Center of SUSTech(Beijing); Chairman and Founder of Beijing Huanding Environmental Big Data Institute, known as HD Environmental Consortium (NPO).

She holds Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering in Tsinghua University, P R China (1987); Master degree in Water Treatment and Environmental Chemistry, in Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1990); and PhD in Environmental Pollution and Hydrology, Imperial College London,UK (1998).

Her current research includes the applications of big data and other advanced technologies in environmental field, city sustainable development planning, environmental engineering, green and sustainable soil remediation, environment-related standardspolicystrategy, green&clean technology, circular economy, wastewater treatment engineering, etc.

Her research papers were published in the top international academic journals such as Nature and Science. She received the China top-tier Awards of National Science and Technology Progress Award (2017); IBM Faculty Award (2016), Award of the State Council Special Allowance Experts (2013), the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education (2012), and in 2011, she won the Prize of Scientific Research Foundation for the High-Level Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars of MOHRSS.

Professor Hu’s career has spanned academia, industry and social sector. She was Chief Representative of Halcrow Group Ltd and Founder of its China Office; Founder and Chairman of China Energy Conservation DADI Environmental Remediation Co., Ltd. (2012-2015). In 2015, with her visionary leadership, Professor Hu established Engineering Innovation Center of SUSTech in Beijing; In 2017, she found HD Environmental Consortium (NPO), a non-profit institute with broad interest in addressing global environmental challenges and problems face by many developing countries.

Through decades of dedication to academia and the community, Professor Hu has great recognition of her professional portfolio and extensive network within academia, NGOs, UN systems and the private sectors. She was one of nine members of the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Technical Committee. She has been working with World Bank and Asian Development Bank since 1999.

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Prof. Cathy Qing Hu is a leading scientist, scholar and leader in environmental field in China. She is Professor in School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech); Director of Engineering Innovation Center of SUSTech (Beijing); Chairman and Founder of Beijing Huanding Environmental Big Data Institute (known as HD Environmental Consortium).

She holds Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering in Tsinghua University, P R China (1987); Master degree in Water Treatment and Environmental Chemistry, in Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Science,  Chinese Academy of Sciences (1990);  and PhD in Environmental Pollution and Hydrology, Imperial College London, UK (1998).

Her current research includes the applications of big data and other advanced technologies in environmental field, city sustainable development planning, environmental engineering, green and sustainable soil remediation, environment-related standards\policy\strategy, green&clean technology, circular economy, wastewater treatment engineering, etc.

Her research papers were published in the top international academic journals such as Nature and Science. She received the China top-tier Awards of National Science and Technology Progress Award (2017); the Second Prize of  Environmental Science and Technology Award of Ministry of Ecology and Environment(2019); IBM Faculty Award (2016), Award of the State Council Special Allowance Experts (2013), the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education (2012), and in 2011, she won the Prize of Scientific Research Foundation for the High-Level Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars of MOHRSS.

Professor Hu's career has spanned academia,  industry and social sector. She was Chief Representative of Halcrow Group Ltd and Founder of its China Office; Founder and Chairman of China Energy Conservation DADI Environmental Remediation Co., Ltd. (2012-2015). In 2015, with her visionary leadership, Professor Hu established Engineering Innovation Center of SUSTech in Beijing; In 2017, she found HD Environmental Consortium (NPO), a non-profit institute with broad interest in addressing global environmental challenges and problems face by many developing countries.

Through decades of dedication to academia and the community, Professor Hu has great recognition of her professional portfolio and extensive network within academia, NGOs, UN systems and the private sectors. She was the Nomination Committee Member of Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 , the Programme Committee Members of 2020 IWA World Water Congress& Exhibition, the jury of IWA Development Awards(2019), the Chairs of the 2018 IWA Project Innovation Awards Judging Panel,  the jury of IWA Global Water Award, as well as one of nine members of the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Technical Committee(2013). She has been working with World Bank and Asian Development Bank since 1999.

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The applications of big data and other advanced technologies in environmental field, city sustainable development planning, environmental engineering, green and sustainable soil remediation, environment-related standardspolicystrategy, green&clean technology, circular economy, wastewater treatment engineering, etc.


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Prof.HU's research papers were published in the top international academic journals such as Nature and Science. She received the China top-tier Awards of National Science and Technology Progress Award (2017); IBM Faculty Award (2016), Award of the State Council Special Allowance Experts (2013), the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education (2012), and in 2011, she won the Prize of Scientific Research Foundation for the High-Level Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars of MOHRSS.

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  • Expert: Pollution control should be tailored to future

    Recently, Professor Qing Hu accepted an interview with China Daily. By Hou Liqiang | China Daily |Expert: Pollution control should be tailored to future   Considering the high risks and costs associated with pollution, China should carry out soil pollution measures with land planning in mind, instead of resorting solely to remediation, according to a […]

    2019-03-09

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