Hong has been with IWA since 2009 and currently is the manager for Science, Technology and Specialist Groups. Hong has been coordinating specialist group activities (communications, publications, events, management) and was in charge of the conference series of IWA Leading Edge Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET). Currently Hong works closely with Strategic Council, members, partners and leading experts in the water sector to strengthen the strategic position and activities related to water science and technology and at the same time coordinating member engagement and collaborations through Specialist Groups, Clusters and Task Groups, as well as IWA Fellows.
Hong holds a Doctoral Degree (Cum Laude) on Civil Engineering (hydroinformatics) from a joint program of Delft University of Technology, UNESCO-IHE and DELTARES. Hong also holds Master degrees on Hydrology and Hydroinformatics. Dr. Hong Li has a broad range of knowledge on water, science and technology, and published numerous journal papers, books and reports. Before coming to the Netherlands in 2003, Hong was working in a governmental company in China. Hong speaks Chinese and English, and some Dutch.