Wei-Zu Gu graduated from the Jiao-Tung University, Shanghai, China, in 1952. He has been a research professor at the Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute of the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources since 1982 and an adjunct professor of Hefei Polytechnical University (1987–1996), Heilongjiang University (1990–1996), Hohai University (2003–2006), Xi’an University of Science and Technology (1994–2014), and Nanjing Center of Chinese Geological Survey (2003–2009). He dedicated himself to the Chinese field of basin studies for more than 60 years since 1953. He was awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (2009) as the outstanding contributor of the field work. He is an editor/coeditor of three books and c.a. 50 published articles. His current research focuses on the renovation of watershed hydrological experimental systems and the applications of isotope hydrology.