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Dr. Hao Wang, born in August 1953, is an esteemed Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a professorial-level engineer. He serves as a Ph.D. supervisor at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research and has been receiving the Special Allowance from the State Council of P.R. China since 1994. Currently, he is the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycles in River Basins and the Honorary Director of the Department of Water Resources at IWHR. He also holds visiting professorships at Tsinghua University, Wuhan University, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, and China University of Geosciences, among others. Dr. Wang serves as the Secretary-General of Global Water Partnership-China (GWP-China) and is a member of several significant committees, including the National Environmental Advisory Committee, the Science & Technology Committee of the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), and the Science & Technology Committee of the National Forestry Administration. He is the Deputy Director of the Research Society of Technological Innovation Methods, Deputy Director of the China Society of Natural Resources, Managing Director of the China Society of Sustainable Development, and Director of its Sub-Committee on Water Issues. Additionally, he is an Executive Director of the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES) and Deputy Director of its Committee on Hydrology, an Executive Director of the China Society of Forestry, and Director of the Special Task Force on Water Issues for the Chinese Society for Sustainable Development (CSSD).

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Professor Xianyong Meng is a Ph.D. supervisor and serves on the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mountain Science. He is also an evaluation expert for the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Prof. Meng has dedicated his career to advancing the theories and applications of hydrological model improvement, atmospheric assimilation, land surface model simulation, parameterization schemes, water resource pollution, and non-point source pollution simulation and remediation. Prof. Meng developed the China Meteorological Assimilation Driving Datasets for the SWAT model (CMADS), which offers spatial resolutions of 0.33 degrees, 0.25 degrees, 0.125 degrees, and 0.0625 degrees, and a daily time resolution. CMADS assimilates data from nearly 40,000 regional precipitation stations across China, providing precise meteorological data for various hydrological models. He also created a double-distributed snowmelt runoff model driven by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, establishing a numerical prediction platform for snowmelt flood simulation on the northern slope of the Tianshan Mountains in China. This platform has significantly reduced economic losses for local communities, saving hundreds of millions of dollars. Furthermore, Prof. Meng established a 1 km high-precision atmospheric forcing field in China (XJLDAS) and participated in the development of CLDAS2.0 for the China Meteorological Administration (CMA). Over recent years, he has led or participated in six national science and technology support programs and NSFC projects. With over 70 academic papers to his name, Prof. Meng has received numerous awards for his contributions to scientific and technological progress from both the Chinese government and the China Society of Water Conservancy.

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