President (2007-2009), CAWRA ( (Chinese American Water Resources Association)

Secretary (2005-2007), CAWRA (Chinese American Water Resources Association)

Adjunct Professor (2005-present), Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Guest Professor (2005-present), China University of Geosciences at Wuhan


Journal papers:

1. Lian, Y.Q., J-Y You, R. Sparks, and M. Demissie. "Impact of Human Activities to Hydrologic Alterations on the Illinois River". ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, under revision.

2. Lian, Y.Q., Y. Wang, H.I. Choi, H. Xie, and M. Demissie (in press). "A Case Study Based on the 50-Year Flood in the Lower Illinois River - Sensitivity of Spillway and Levee Failure Option Parameters in the UNET Model". ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, accepted.

  1. Lian, Y.Q., I.C. Chan, H. Xie, and M. Demissie (2010). "Improving HSPF Modeling Accuracy from FTables – Case Study for the Illinois River Basin". ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 8.
  2. Liu, D.D., X.H. Chen, Y.Q. Lian, and Z.H. Lou (2010). “Impacts of climate change and human activities on surface runoff in the Dongjiang River basin of China”, Hydrological Processes, Vol. 24, Issue 11, PP 1487-1495, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  3. Lian, Y.Q., I.C. Chan, J. Singh, M. Demissie, and H. Xie (2007). "Coupling of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Models for the Illinois River Basin". Journal of Hydrology, 344, 210-222.
  4. Sparks, R. E., C. Ahn, M. Demissie, A. M. Isserman, D. M. Johnston, Y.Q. Lian, Z. Nedovic-Budic, and D. C. White. (2004). Linking hydrodynamics, conservation biology, and economics in choosing naturalization alternatives for the Illinois River, USA. Archive fÜR Hydrobiologie
  5. Lian, Y.Q. and Yen, B.C., 2002, Comparison of Risk Evaluation Methods for a Culvert, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, .Vol. 129, No. 2, PP 140-152.
  6. Ray, C., D. Soong, G.S. Roadcap, and Y.Q. Lian, (2002), “Dynamics of flow and chemical transport at bank filtration sites,” Journal of Hydrology, No. 266: 235-258
  7. Hudson, R.J.M., Albert J. Valocchi, A.J., Wente, S.P., Hill, D., Yue, F., Lian, Y.Q., and Singh, J. (2002). Modeling Denitrification in Agroecosystems of Central Illinois: Investigations at Field and Watershed Scales. Eos. Trans. AGU, 83(47), 2002 Fall Meet. Suppl.
  8. Lian, Y.Q., (1991). "Environmental isotope study in Xi'an area for estimating the leakage and runoff of ground waters". Journal of Hydrology, No. 134/1-3