Yuanyuan Li

People's Republic of China

President, IWRA
Professor, General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design at the Ministry of Water Resources of China


Yuanyuan Li has rich experience in water resources management, human activities-water resources interaction, water resources system analysis, planning and management, water ecology and environment protection, etc. He has led many nationwide water resources surveys, strategy studies, integrated water resources planning, major water projects study, planning and design, policies formulation on water resources regulation and management in China as well as international programs and cooperation. He has widely published books and papers about water related topics. His research results have been awarded numerous state science and technology awards. Prof. Yuanyuan Li has been closely engaging in IWRA’s activities for nearly 30 years and has witnessed the important and leading role that IWRA has played in the international water resources agenda. He joined the IWRA Board in 2013 and has made outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the Association. He served as a Vice President for the 2019-2021 period.