Vice President for International Affairs

Zhuping Sheng

Dr. Zhuping Sheng is a Professor and Center Director at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso and Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University. He is a P.E. in Texas, a Certified Professional Hydrologist (P.H.) and ASCE Fellow. He is an explorer who seeks good quality and appropriate quantity of water to sustain and balance the community development, agricultural production, and healthy ecosystem in a changing climate, especially in arid regions. His areas of expertise include hydrogeology, interaction of surface water and groundwater, managed aquifer recharge, management strategies of the shared transboundary resources, and aquifer mechanics. He is currently serving as VP for International Affairs of AIH and Board Director of American Water Resources Association. He

has also served on the several technical committees of National Research Council of National Academies, Environmental and Water Resources Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers, and other organizations. He received his Doctoral degree in Hydrogeology /Hydrology from University of Nevada, Reno USA, his M. Sci. degree in Engineering Geology from Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China and B.Eng. degree in Hydrogeology/Engineering Geology from Tongji University, Shanghai, China.