China Round Table:
Opportunity and Challenges of China’s Water Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, Ohio, USA20 May 21, 2015 – The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce (“Greater Cincinnati China-US Chamber”) hosts China Round Table: Opportunity and Challenges of China’s Water Industry.

This event is moderated by John Robinson, Principal Consultant of Cornerstone China Advisor and publisher of Mandarin Environment – a newly formed medial brand designed to connect Chinese investors to North American clean-tech opportunities. Microbial Robotics Director of MicrobialBots and GeRM™, Dr. Shengchang Su, joins Melinda Kruyer, CEO of Confluence, and John Mangan, Trustee of Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities, as panelist to lead the discussion for attending members of the Chinese Chamber.

On April, 16, 2015, China announced action plan for water pollution prevention and control. The plan contains “10 measures for water” and follows the air pollution campaign that began in 2013. The 10 measures for water according to the Chinese State Council website include:

  1. Control and reduce discharge from industries, urban areas, agriculture, rural, shipping ports.
  2. Upgrading to recycle industrial water, reclaimed water, and seawater.
  3. Conservation and protection of water resources (by strict management system).
  4. Improving scientific and technical support; strengthening fundamental science.
  5. Increase market efficiency and price reform.
  6. Strict enforcement and severe punishment.
  7. Authorized discharge under strict management.
  8. Safety and strengthening protection of water bodies.
  9. More responsibility in local governments with central inspections.
  10. Improve public participation and community supervision (including public listing of performance).

The Greater Cincinnati China-US Chamber believes U.S. based companies and research institutions from the Greater Cincinnati region stand ready to assist with China’s water remediation efforts. This round table discussion is meant to spark community involvement in bridging an open dialogue and collaboration on solving the world’s most pressing water problems with efficiency and effective solutions developed by the Greater Cincinnati regional’s best intellectual and business minds.

For more information please contact coordinator[at]china-midwest.com.

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