One-day Field Trips
Organized by the IGU Water Sustainability Commission
Coordinators: Prof. Shaofeng Jia and Prof. Chansheng He
We are facing a global water crisis. In Beijing, water shortage has become a bottle neck for Beijing's urbanization and sustainable development.
Over the past years, Beijing has developed a number of water resource programs to tackle the water shortages. In this field trip, we will visit The Office of South Water Northward Transfer (SNWTP) in Beijing to learn first hand how the City of Beijing integrates water resources from water transfer schemes, groundwater, reservoirs, and water savings from agricultural irrigation, industrial supplies and domestic uses to meet the increasing multiple demands for water. Specifically, we will visit the exhibition hall, terminal lake of SNWTP. A round-table discussion will take place to for the participants to interact with the host office's water resources professionals. This field trip is limited to 30 participants. Cost: 250 Chinese Yuan per person. The field trip is subject to cancellation if the number of participants is fewer than 10.
Departure time: 1:30 p.m., return time: 6:00 p.m., 23 August, 2016. For those interested in the filed trip, please send an email, including your name, institution, and email address, to Prof. Shaofeng Jia , email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 21 August, 2016. Payment can be made in person to Prof. Shaofeng Jia at Water Sustainability Commission Business Meeting, 23 August, between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., in VIP4-1 Room, cash payment only, 250 Yuan/per person.
Reserve:Please download the reservation form (download here), Please complete the reservation form and return it to Ms. Yu SHEN/CICCST (email@example.com), we will assist you to complete your reservation.
Local Tours (LT)
LT1 Ming Tombs − The Great Wall
Time: 08:30-17:00, August 23,24, 25; Price: RMB450/per person
|The Great Wall of China, also known the Wall of 10,000 Li, is an ancient gigantic defensive project. It is one of the largest construction projects ever completed. It winds its way westward over the vast territory of China from the bank of the Yalu River and ends at the foot of snow-covered Qilianshan and Tianshan mountains. The Great Wall was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world heritages.|
|The Ming Tombs are a group of mausoleums of 13 Ming Emperors.The underground burial chamber of Ming Emperor Wanli is open to the public since excavation in 1956. The Great Wall was originally built in 221 BC.The section of Juyongguan we are going to visit was built in the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty and repaired recently.|
LT2 Forbidden City − Tian'anmen Square − Temple of Heaven
Time: 08:30-17:00, August 22, 24; Price: RMB450/per person
|The magnificent Forbidden City is a vast complex of palaces and pavilions which were home to Emperors for more than 500 years. The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of Ming (15th century) architecture, where the Emperors performed annual sacrificial rituals for good harvest. Today, it remains as the most complete and best- preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. The Temple of Heaven is another masterpiece of Ming architecture.|
|Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties used the temples to perform sacrificial ceremonies to worship of the heaven. The buildings within the Temple of Heaven are round, like Heaven (one can imagine the sky as a rounded dome), while the foundations and axes of the complex are square (or 2 dimensional which is flat), just like the earth (appears to be). The Temple of Heaven was added to the World Heritage List in 1998.|
LT3 Hutong Tour − Beihai Park − Jingshan Park
Time: 08:30-17:00, August 23, 25; Price: RMB450/per person
|We strongly recommend the Hutong Tour. It is a tour around the old city residential areas on an old style tricycle. It is the place where you can experience the local culture, traditions and the daily life. Beihai Park is an imperial garden seated at the northwest of the Forbidden City. Initially built in the 10th century, it is amongst the largest Chinese gardens, and contains numerous historically important structures, palaces and temples.|
|Opposite the northern gate of the Palace Museum is Jingshan Park. Covering a space of 23 hectares, this park was once an imperial garden during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). Jingshan Park is found on Jingshan Hill. The mid summit of Jingshan is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, the visitor is able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) numerous fruit trees were planted as well as many palaces and pavilions built for the emperor to make sacrifices to his ancestors. The park was fully reconstructed since 1949, with paths paved and buildings renovated. Now, the Jingshan Park is one of the 'AAAA' Scenery Spots in China and a 'must' for visitors to Beijing.|
LT4 Lama Temple – Beijing Zoo(Panda Garden) –Summer Palace
Time: 08:30-17:00, August 22, 24; Price: RMB400/per person
The Lama Temple is the center of learning for the Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Lamas with considerable religious and political sway. Today there are about 70 Mongolian lamas tending the temple. The dimensions of the temple are magnificent, which have five courtyards in a row. The front structural layout in the temple is bright and spacious dotted with screen walls with carved murals, lifeless things and decorated archways. The interior pavement leading to the main halls and the evergreen pine and cypress appear to be rather peaceful and secluded in the environment. The back structural layout is composed of a cluster of building, halls and pavilions intermingled with each other, and upturned eaves and ridges beautifully interwoven presenting a picturesque sight.
The Summer Palace, located in northwest suburban area of Beijing, is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. It occupies an area of 304 hectares and features hill and water scenery. The Kunming Lake occupies four-fifths of this royal park. The Long Corridor running east-west along the lake as well as the Pavilion of the Fragrance of Buddha, the Sea of Wisdom, and the Hall of Dispelling the Clouds and Suzhou Street standing south to north on the Longevity Hill are the major scenic spots.
Evening Program (EP)
EP1 Peking Opera
Time: 18:00-21:00, August 22, 24; Price: RMB200/per person
Beijing opera or Peking opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. The form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China. It has also spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan.
EP2 Acrobatic Show
Time: 18:00-21:00, August 22, 24; Price: RMB200/per person
|This is one entertainment that must not be missed by the young and old on a visit to Beijing. China has many world class acrobatic troupes because practically every province and major city will have its own acrobatic troupe, and children are selected to be trained as performers from a young age. The group bicycling show is also a favorite with the ten cycling girls finally all ending up on a bicycle with their fans spread out like a peacock. Other exciting acts are the juggling of large porcelain urns, martial arts, balancing of bowls, umbrellas or stacked chairs, rope walking, pole climbing, roller skating and plate swirling|
* Note for LT and EP:
1. The tours fee includes transportation, lunch, admission fees, service fee and an English-speaking tour guide.
2. The attendees will gather at the lobby of Beijing China National Conference Center (CNCC). The gathering time will be shown on your tickets. Please be there 5 minutes prior to the departure time.
3. The tickets should be purchased at least one day before the event. No refund once purchasing.
4. China International Conference Center for Science and Technology (CICCST) will reserve the right to raise the prices or cancel any of the local tour, if attendees are fewer than 10 persons.
5. The program is subject to be changed according to the local situation.
Beijing's Water Resources Management Field Trip, Organized by the IGU Water Sustainability Commission (afternoon of 23rd August)
Please contact Prof. Shaofeng Jia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Chansheng He (email@example.com) for the details of the trip
We are facing a global water crisis. In Beijing, water shortage has become a bottle neck for Beijing's urbanization and sustainable development. Over the past years, Beijing has developed a number of water resource programs to tackle the water shortages. In this field trip, we will visit Beijing Bureau of Water Resources Management and learn first hand how they integrate water resources from water transfer schemes, groundwater, reservoirs and water savings from agricultural irrigation, industrial supplies and domestic uses to meet the increasing demands for water. Subsequently, we will visit the Southwater Northward Transfer Project's segment in Beijing. This field trip is limited to 30 participants. Cost: $35 per person.