On 28th September, 2007, the 9th Nansha Science and Technology Forum with the theme of Containment of Natural Disasters successfully held in Nansha IT park. Professor David E. DANIEL, President of University of Texas at Dallas (USA), Member of National Academy of Engineering; Prof. Wei-Cheng Fan, Director of State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China; Prof. Guo-Min Zhang, Researcher of Institute of Earthquake Science (IES), China Earthquake Administration (CEA); Zu-Yu Chen, Professor of China Institute of Water Resource and Hydropower Research (IWHR); Wu-Ting Tsai, Professor of Graduate Institute of Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences, National Central University (Taiwan);
Mr. Wai Man Ma, Senior Scientific Officer (Forecasting and Warning Services Branch); Prof. Zhong-Ming Yue, Director and Professor, Pearl River Water Resources Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, attended the forum and made wonderfully speech on the global natural disasters happened in the past years and the future development. The forum also organized the discussions on the methods of natural disaster prevention and reduction. There were more than 700 audients attending the forum including people from departments of government, teachers and students from universities and colleges, technicians from research institutes, deputies of related industry in Guangzhou and management of enterprises in Pearl Delta Region.