Actions Upon Climate Change and Water Crisis, Opportunities for the Water Industry of China
SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBI China:
Date: Apr. 15 & 16, 2009
Venue: Beijing, China
As the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference 2009 kicks off in Copenhagen, climate change and water crisis, two interwoven issues, have again become hot topics among environmentalists, or even the general public around the world. Meanwhile, the thawing glaciers are threatening the water security of China. In particular, the glaciers melting at accelerated pace in the western region of the country as well as land degrading in the north are putting 800-million Chinese rural population at risk. Per-capita water available in China is merely one fourth of world’s average. Half the land in China has already degraded severely, and the diminishing glacier will likely affect the water supply in future, which will in turn impair the economic and social achievements the country has made.
Worse still is the water pollution. Statistics show that more than 70% of Chinese lakes and rivers as well as 90% of groundwater in the urban areas have been polluted to some extent. Nevertheless, as the urbanization and industrialization of China move on, its water resources are faced with even greater challenges. A water crisis is foreseeable.
How should the water resources be used more effectively and efficiently?
How could China devise a mechanism to manage the water resources in such a way as to benefit every member of the society and at the same time help them save water?
How will the invisible hand of the market be leveraged to strengthen the management of water resources?
Organized by CBI, Water Industry China Focus 2010 is a high-level conference based in China and with its influence extended to all over the world. It aims at enhancing the sustainable development of water resources by means of new technologies and innovative management. Experts in water industry and academia all over the world will get together to discuss about the trend of China’s water industry as well as the business opportunities it is offering.
For more information, please visit http://events.cbichina.com/con/WATERINDUSTRY/index.html