Academician of  Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Research Institute for Water Security (RIWS),
Wuhan University, 430072, Wuhan, China  
Tel./ Fax: + 86 27 68773772  E-mail:

Key Lab. of Water Cycle & Related Surface Processes,
Institute of Geographical Sciences & Natural Resources Research,
Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
Anwai Datun Road A11, 100101, Beijing,  China
Tel. +86 10 64889312  Fax: + 86 10 64856534   E-mail:

Research Areas

Hydrology & Water Resources
Climate change & water resources


1982-1985        Ph.D.   Hydrology & Water resources, Wuhan University (WUHEE)

1978-1981        M.Sc.   Hydrology & Water resources,  Wuhan University(WUHEE)

1973-1976        Degree, First Class Standing, Water resources,  Wuhan University(WUHEE)


2009.12-2015.12    Board Governor, World Water Council (WWC)

2011.1-2012.12      The High Level Expert Panel, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) new Foresight Process on   Global Water Issue

2010.1-2012.12       Board member, Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and The Future Of Humankind, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

2008.1-2010.12       Senior Consulting Expert of EU – China River Basin Management Programme, Case study of Yellow River Basin, DHV BJ- EU-RBMP-STE

2007.1-2007.9        Senior Expert, World Bank Office in Beijing, International Consultant on Lake Basin Management, Case study of Yunnan Province in China

2006.11-2007.4      Eexternal evaluation expert of UN World Water Resource Development Report for UNESCO - World Water Resources Assessment Programme(WWAP)

2006-2009        Leader of Key Research Project for National Natural Scientific Foundation of China(NSFC) , Impact assessment of dams on river health and restoration for Huai River Basin.

2007-2009        Leader of Key International Cooperation Research Project for Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), Improving water security & agri-environmental sustainability in the Murray- Darling Basin and the North China Plain

2001-2006       Project leader, Hydrological Cycle & Water Resources Security in North China , Key Innovation Research Program of Chinese Academy of Science

2002-2006       Project the 2nd leader, Water Resources Change impacted by Human Activity and Climate Variability: Case Study in Yellow River; Key Project of National Natural Sciences of Foundation of China (NSFC)

2001-2004       Project leader, Key Innovation Project of Bearing Capacity Research of Arid & Semi-Arid Region, North-West of China, CAS

2002-2005       Project leader, Eco-environmental Bearing Capacity in Hai River Basin, North China, Ministry of Water Resources, China

2001-2006       Member & Specialist, Theme Advisory Boards of International Hydrological Program 6th phase (IHP-VI) , UNESCO

2001-2002       Consult Expert on Water Resources, National Strategies for Soil & Water Conservation (ADB TA 3548-PRC), Asia Bank & Ministry of Water Resources, China

1997-1999       Consult Expert of Water Resources, Water Resources Allocation and Regulation of Middle-Downstream of Yellow River, World Bank, Yellow River Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, China

1998-2000       Project leader, Study on Quantifying Methodology for Sustainable Management of Water Resources, Ministry of Water Resources, China

1991-1996       Sub-Project leader, the Water Pollution Control of Key River Sections in The Yellow River, State Key Research Project

Work Experience

2012-present Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), elected on 2015

Chair Professor on Hydrology & Water Resources,

Director, The Research Institute for Water Security (RIWS), Wuhan University

Leading Professor on Hydrology, State Key Lab. of Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering Sciences, Wuhan University


Distinguished Professor, Key Lab. of Water Cycle & Related Surface Processes,

Institute of Geographical Sciences & Natural Resources Research,

Chinese Academy of Science(CAS)

2000 – 2011     Leading Professor on Hydrology & Water resources, Institute of Geographical Sciences & Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science(CAS)

Director General, Key Lab. of Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Processes, CAS

Director General, Center for Water Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science

1998 – 2000     Dean & Chair Professor, Faculty of Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering,

Wuhan University

1991 – 1997     Professor & Director, Institute of Hydrology & Water Environment, Wuhan University of Hydraulic & Electric Engineering (WUHEE)

1976 – 1990     Associate Professor/ Lecture  on Hydrology & Water Resources, WUHEE

Teaching Experience

Modern Hydrolody and Water Resources


Benedito Braga, Colin Chartres, et al., Xia Jun (in alphabetic order), 2013, Water and the Future of Humanity: Revisiting Water Security, Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity, Springer (ISBN 978 – 3 – 319 - 01456-2), Springer New Work Heidelberg Dordrecht London.

XIA Jun et al., 2011, Water Issue Vision in China: Impact of Climate Change to Water Resources in North China and Adaptation, Beijing: Science Press, China (ISBN 978-7-03-031795-7).

XIA, Jun et al., 2009, Comprehensive Carrying Capacity of Water Environment & its Managing Countermeasure for Huai River Basin, Beijing: Science Press, China (ISBN 978-7-03-026189-2).

Jun Xia, 2007, Chapter 9: Water Problems and Sustainability in North China, ed. by P. J.Robinson, T.Jones & M.Woo, Managing Water Resources in a Changing Physical & Social Environment,  Home of Geography , Villa Celimontana, Italy.

N. Giesen, Xia Jun, D. Rosbierg & Y.Fukushima (ed.), 2007, Changing in Water Resources System: Methodologies to Maintain Water Security and Ensure Integrated Management, IAHS Pub.315

XIA, Jun et al., 2005, Sustainable Water Resources Management: Theory, Methodology & Application, Beijing: Center of Environmental Sciences Publication, Chemistry Industrial Press of China(ISBN 7-5025-6751-8).

Liu Changming & Xia Jun, (ed.), Water Crises & Hydrology in North China, Hydrological Processes, 18(12), 2004.

Xia, Jun et al. 2003. Water Resources Sustainable Use of the Xinjiang Bosten Lake:Theory, Approaches & Practices,  The present age outstanding Young Scientist Library, Beijing: Science Press, China(ISBN 7-03-011719-0).

Xia, Jun.2002. Hydrological Nonlinear System Theory & Approaches, Wuhan University Academic Library, Wuhan: Wuhan University Press(ISBN 7-307-03653-3).

Xia Jun & Gordon G H,Huang(ed.), Flood Prevention and Watershed Management, Water International, 26(2), 2001.

Xia, Jun.2000.Grey System Hydrology, Wuhan: Huazhong Science & Technology University Press (ISBN 7-5609-2191-4).

Xia, Jun.1999. Regional Water Environmental & Ecosystem Quality Assessments, Wuhan: Wuhan University  Press (ISBN 7-81063-031-8).

Xia, Jun and Takeuchi,K. (ed.). Barriers to Sustainable Management of Water Quality and Quantity, Hydrological Science Journal, 44(4), 1999.


Xia Juna, Like Ning, Quan Wang,Junxu Chen, Long Wan & Si Hong, Vulnerability of and risk to water resources in arid and semi-arid regions of West China under a scenario of climate change[J], Climatic Change,2016, DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1709-y

NING Like, XIA Jun*, ZHAN Chesheng & ZHANG Yongyong, Runoff of arid and semi-arid regions simulated and projected by CLM-DTVGM and its multi-scale fluctuations as revealed by EEMD analysis, J Arid Land (2016) 8(4): 506–520, doi: 10.1007/s40333-016-0126-4 

Xia Jun, Chen Junxu, Weng Jianwu, et al.,2014, Vulnerability of water resources and its spatial heterogeneity in

Haihe River Basin, China[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, , 24(5): 525-539.

Xia Jun, Zhang Yongyong, Zhao Changsen, Bunn StuartE. 2014. Bioindicator Assessment Framework of River

Ecosystem Health and the Detection of Factors Influencing the Health of the Huai River Basin, China. Journal

of Hydrologic Engineering. 19(8): 04014008

Xia Jun, Zhai Xiaoyan, Zeng Sidong, Zhang Yongyong, 2014. Systematic solutions and modeling on eco-water

and its allocation applied to urban river restoration: case study in Beijing, China. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology.

14 (1): 39-54

Xia Jun, Sidong Zeng, Hong Du and Chesheng Zhan,2014, Quantifying the effects of climate change and human

activities on runoff in the water source area of Beijing, China. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59 (10) 2014 (SCI)

Xia Jun, Zhai Xiaoyan, Zeng Sidong, Zhang Yongyong, 2014, Systematic solutions and modeling on eco-water

and its allocation applied to urban river restoration: case study in Beijing, China, Ecohydrology &

Hydrobiology ,14 (2014) 39–54.

XIA Jun, CHEN Junxu, WENG Jianwu, YU Lei, QI Junyu, LIAO Qiang, 2014, Vulnerability of Water Resources

and Its Spatial Heterogeneity in Haihe River Basin, China, Chinese Geographical Science, 24(5): 1–15. doi:


Xiaoyan Zhai, Jun Xia*, Yongyong Zhang, 2014, Water quality variation in the highly disturbed Huai River Basin,

China from 1994 to 2005 by multi-statistical analyses , Science of the Total Environment, 496 (2014) 594–606

She Dunxian; *Xia Jun; Zhang Dan; Ye AIzhong; Aditya Sood, 2013, Regional extreme dry spell frequency

analysis using L-moments method in the middle reach of Yellow River Basin, China , Hydrological

Processes, .1002/hyp.9930, 2013/05/20.

Sidong Zeng, Jun Xia* and Hong Du, 2013, Separating the effects of climate change and human activities on

runoff over different time scales in the Zhang River basin. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess. DOI: 10.1007 /


D She; J Xia, 2013, The spatial and temporal analysis of dry spells in the Yellow River basin, China , Stochastic

Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 27(1), pp 29-42.

Hong Du, Jun Xia, Sidong Zeng, Dunxian She, Jingjun Liu, 2013, Variations and statistical probability

characteristics analysis of extreme precipitation events under climate change in Haihe River Basin, China.

Hydrological Processes. Dec.,2012, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9606 (SCI)

Hong Du, Jun Xia, Sidong Zeng, 2013, Regional frequency analysis of extreme precipitation and its spatio-

temporal characteristics in the Huai River Basin, China. Natural Hazards July 2013. DOI 10.1007/s 11069-013-0808-6 (SCI)

Xia Jun,2012,Climate Change Impact on Water Security & Adaptive Management in China, Special Issue, Water International,37(5) (2012),509-511.

Xia Jun,Qiu Bing and Li Yuanyuan,2012, Water resources vulnerability and adaptive management in the Huang,Huai and Hai river basins of China, Water International,37(5) (2012),523-536.

Xia Jun,2012, An Integrated Management Approach for Water Quality and Quantity: Case Studies in North China, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 28, No. 2, 299–31

Xia Jun,2012, Spatio-temporal trend and statistical distribution of extreme precipitation events in Huaihe River Basin during 1960–2009, J. Geogr. Sci., 22(2), pp195-208

Xia Jun, Qiu Bing, Pan Xingyao, et al., Assessment of water resources vulnerability under the climate change and human activities[J].,Advances in Earth Sciences, 2012,27(4):443-451.

Xia Jun , Zhang Yongyong, Zhan Chesheng & YE Aizhong, 2011,Water Quality Management in China: The Case of the Huai River Basin, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 27, No. 1, 159–172

XIA Jun, 2010, Screening for Climate Change Adaptation: Water problem, impact and challenges in China,

International Journal on HYDROPOWER & DAMS, 17(2), 78-81.

Gangsheng Wang, Jun Xia* and  Ji Chen, 2009, Quantification of effects of climate variations and human activities on runoff by monthly water balance model: A case study of the Chaobai River basin in northern China, Water Resources Research,45(7), 1-12

Xia Jun & Zhang Yongyong, 2008, Water security in north China and countermeasure to climate change and human activity, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 33(5), 359–363

Xia Jun, Lu Zhang , Changming Liu, & J.J Yui, 2007, Towards Better Water Security in North China, Journal Water Resources Management,21:233-247 

Xia, J., Ye.A.Z al., 2007, Water cycle mechanisims on the Loess Plateau, China: the Chabagou catchment case study,. IAHS Publication No. 311.,Wallingford,

Xia, J., Pan X.Y et al., 2007. A review of soil water resource research and application in China. IAHS Publication No. 315. Wallingford,. pp. 215-220.

Xia Jun., Feng Hua-Li, Zhan Che-Sheng and Niu Cun-Wen ,2006, Determination of a Reasonable Percentage for Ecological Water-Use in the Haihe River Basin, China. Pedosphere. 16(1): 563-575.

Xia, J., and Zhang, L.,2005, Climate change and water resources security in North China. In. Wagener, T. et al., eds. Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Chang: Impact Assessment and Decision Making. IAHS Publication No. 295. Wallingford,. pp. 167-173.

Xia Jun & Wang Gangsheng, 2005, A Distributed Monthly Water Balance Model for Analyzing Impacts of Land Cover Change on Flow Regimes, Pedosphere.15(6):761-767.

Xia Jun, Y.H.Zhu & X.H.Wang, 2005, Groundwater Usage in Arid West China: Problems and Remedies, Water International,30(4): 468-476.

Xia Jun & Zhonggen Wang, 2004, The Renewability of Water Resources and its Quantification of the Yellow River in China, Hydrological Process, Special Issue,Vol.18 2327-2336

Xia Jun et al., 2003, Water Problems and sustainability in North China, IAHS Pub. No. 280, UK, 12-22.

Xia Jun et al., 2003, Water Problems and sustainability in North China, IAHS Pub. No. 280 (Water Resources System- Water Availability & Global Change), UK, 12-22.

Xia Jun, Tan Ge, Li Xin, 2003,Hydrological Modelling of Imperfect Gauged Basins: A New Challenge,IAHS Publication no.279,  145-150,  UK,

Xia Jun, Wang Gangsheng, Tan Ge,2003,A distributed hydrological model applied to Heihe mountainous basin in western China. IAHS Publication No.282, 268~274, ,UK

Xia Jun, 2002, A system approach to real time hydrological forecasts in watersheds, Water  International, 7(1), 87-97.

Huang, G.H., and J.Xia , 2001, Barriers to sustainable water quality management, J. of Environmental Management, 61(1), pp1-23.

Xia Jun, et al.,2001, An integrated Hydro-ecological Modeling Approach Applied to the Lake Bositeng Basin in China, Water International, 26(1), 105-118 .

Xia Jun, et al., 2001, An Integrated Planning Framework for Management of Flood-Endangered Regions in the Yangtze River Basin, Water International, 26(2), 153-161.

Xia Jun, et al., 2001, Eco-environment quality assessment: a quantifying method and case study in Ning Xia, arid and semi-arid region in China, IAHS Pub. No. 266 (Hydro-ecology: Linking hydrology and Aquatic Ecology) , UK , 41-48.

Xia Jun, et al., 2001, Enlightenment on sustainable management of water resources from past practices for the Bositeng Lake basin in Xinjiang, China, IAHS Pub. No. 260 (Regional Management of Water Resources), UK , 41-48.

Xia Jun et al., 1999, Study & Practice of Sustainable Water Resources Management, Wuhan Geodesy University Press (in Chinese)

Xia, Jun and K.Tackeuchi,1999, Barriers to sustainable management of water quantity and quality, Guest Editors for Special Issue, Hydrological Science Journal.44 (4), 503-505;

Xia J., G.H.Huang & B.Brad, 1997, Combination of differented prediction approach and interval analysis for the prediction of weather variables under uncertainty, J. Environmental Management, 49(1), 95-106; 

Huang, G.H., and J.Xia , 2001, Barriers to sustainable water quality management, J. of Environmental Management, 61(1), pp1-23.

Xia, Jun & Zuo Qiting, 2001, Enlightenment on sustainable management of water resources from past practices for the Bositeng Lake basin in Xinjiang, China, IAHS Press, Pub. No. 270 , UK

Chen J.Q. and J.Xia, 1999, Facing the challenge: barriers to sustainable water resources development in China, Hydrological Science Journal 44(4), 507-516

Xia Jun et al.,1997, A non-linear perturbation model considering catchment wetness and its application in river flow forecasting, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 200, 164-178.

Xia Jun & Hu Baoqing, 1997,Water-related environmental problems and sustainability of water Resources: a case study of the San Hua region, China, Proc. of the International Symposium on Sustainability of Water Resources under Increasing Uncertainty, IAHS Press, Pub. No.240, UK.

Xia Jun, 1996, A stochastic weather generator applied to hydrological model in climate Impact analysis, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology, No.1-4, 1996,177-184.

Xia, Jun,1995, A grey clustering approach applied to environmental impact prediction to wild animals, Proc. of the International Symposium on Man's influence on freshwater ecosystem and water use, IAHS Press, Publ. No.230, 227-236, UK

Admissions professional

Physical geography