PIANC Smart Rivers 2022 is organized by Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI). NHRI, set up in 1935, is the earliest and most comprehensive water science research institute in China, currently under China’ s Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Transport and National Energy Administration. NHIR consists of 10 research departments related to water resources, transport and energy. NHRI is a PIANC corporate member, which is the first one in China.

NHRI is a multipurpose national hydraulic research complex, mainly dedicated to basic research, applied research and technological development, and undertaking directional, principal and comprehensive researches for water resources, hydropower and waterway transportation projects as well as researches on soft science and macro decision making.