Integrated River Basin Management: experience sharing from Switzerland and China

Managing water in terms of water quantity and quality has always been a challenge worldwide. Integrated approach on the river basin level is one of the most effective ways to target water crisis and protect the eco-environment. As the water tower of Europe, Switzerland has gone through the path from heavily polluted surface water in the 1960s to crystal clear lakes of today. Despite well-established wastewater treatment facilities and water related policy, more human impacts on water quantity and quality as a result of their activities are constantly being revealed. Dealing with pressure from non-point and point pollution and fighting against draught events are still the focus of Swiss water authorities today. With China’s determination to construct a beautiful China, a series of effective measures to manage the water risks are planned or implemented. Since water management is a complex issue, the two countries have lot to learn from each other. This event brings water and environmental experts from Swiss and Chinese public authorities, academy, practitioners and interested audience together. Participants will learn about the pathway of Switzerland’s water management, the frontier research findings, the Green Development and Yangtze Economic Belt Program, as well as the process of China’s pollution control.

EBP

EBP, as an independent Swiss enterprise, offersa broad range of consulting, planning, construction, information technology and communications services. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, EBP has other five offices in Germany, Brazil, Chile, the United States and Hong Kong with more than 500 employees to assist its clients to arrive at the viable and sustainable solutions they need in order to meet the challenges of our times. Since 1981, EBP has worked to secure sustainable development in the context of a larger, caring approach to the future. The company has successfully completed projects in more than 70 countries. Inthe water and environment sector, EBP is serving Swiss public authorities on the federal, cantonal and municipal levels. EBP has contributed to drafting the national guideline for evaluation of surface water, national technical guideline for road drainage system, national action plan against entry of pesticides into water body, strategy against micro-pollutants. EBP is also active in other countries include drafting river basin management plan for Breganica river basin, conducting integrated urban water management projects in Morocco. Since 2013, under the cooperation framework between Swiss Federal Office of Environment, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Ministry of Water Resources of China, EBP has worked together with Changjiang Water Resource Commission to conduct project Jinsha River Basin Integrated Water Resources and Risk Management under Climate Change, in which EBP gained enormous experience in river basin management and climate change adaptation in China. In 2018, EBP will establish its first ever branch in the Chinese mainland, targeting water resource management,environmental planning, soil and groundwater remediation, to provide local clients a holistic and innovative approach.

Integrated River Basin Management: experience sharing from Switzerland and China

Integrated River Basin Management: experience sharing from Switzerland and China

EBP

16:30 - 18:00

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