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World Water Week 2015

26 August, 2015

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. In 2014, over 3,000 individuals (experts, practitioners, decision-makers & business innovators from various sectors) and 270 convening organizations from 143 countries participated in the Week. Participants come to Stockholm to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

This year, China Water Risk is co-convening a seminar with HSBC.  In light of the theme Water for Development, the seminar will show how China is moving to protect its water resources to ensure growth, given limited water resources. It will focus on: water & resource allocation, trade-offs, virtual water footprint, market solutions & more.

Rethinking water for growth: balancing trade, resource allocation & economy

Date: 26 August, 2015
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Location: FH 300

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China is moving to protect its water resources to ensure economic growth. This seminar examines how industry, energy and crop mixes will be affected as China pursues water, food, and energy security. Implications go beyond China with shifts in global trade. Can Asia pave the way to a circular economy?

Rethinking water for growth

  • 16:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks, “Made in China 2025: a future with limited water“, Ms. Debra Tan, China Water Risk
  • 16:10 – “Rethinking water for growth: balancing trade-offs“, Ms. Zoe Knight, HSBC
  • 16:25 – “Managing water for energy & food: a case from Ningxia province“, Ms. Lijin Zhong, World Resources Institute

Balancing trade, resource allocation & the economy

  • 16:45 – Panel Discussion, moderated by Ms. Zoe Knight, HSBC
        • Ms. Debra Tan, Director of China Water Risk
        • Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman, India & Director, HSBC Asia Pacific
        • Mr. Piet Klop, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment at PGGM Investments
        • Ms. Lijin Zhong, Senior Associate and China Water Lead of World Resources Institute
  • 17:10 – Q&A
  • 17:25 – Closing remarks, Ms. Zoe Knight, HSBC
  • 17:30 – Close of event

For more on the event see here.

See the full programme of World Water Week 2015 here.


China Water Risk & Water for Development

Towards a Water & Energy Secure China - Tough Choices Ahead In Power Expansion With Limited Water Resources

Water allocation must be done in an informed & holistic manner in order for China to continue to grow. In April, CWR published the report, “TOWARDS A WATER & ENERGY SECURE CHINA – Tough choices ahead in power expansion with limited water resources”,  which explores strategies towards water and energy security in China, as well as provides an overview of water risk exposure across China’s power landscape. Power is a key resource for development but also a significant water user thus allocation and trade-offs between the two are key to development.


Chinas Long March To Drinking Water 2015 Report Covers

China Water Risk has also been investigating the status of safe drinking water in China, publishing a comprehensive investigative report, “China’s Long March to Safe Drinking Water“. CWR is continuing this research and is now looking into solutions to safe drinking water. Some potential solutions exists such as WaterHubs for urban slums (more here) and Point of Use Systems for rural drinking water (more here).


26 August, 2015
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China Water Risk