Rising to the water challenge: China vs. the US
by China Water Risk 18 April, 2018
As talk of a China-US trade war ramps up, how are the two countries rising to water challenges? China’s reshuffling of its environmental ministries is a clear sign that it means business. We review the roles & impacts of China’s new MEE & MNR. Moreover, get on top of the plastic pollution issues with the newly launched “Eight Million” podcast series by Sustainable Asia. Their Trent Long and Bekemans share details – we are in episode 2. As for the US, energy companies and public utilities are being urged to collaborate in a report by Barclays and the Columbia Water Center. Barclay’s Sadow shares key findings. Sadow also shares key takeaways from the Barclays-Tsinghua University China Water Summit. Business is a key stakeholder so we are glad to hear about the updates to the Water Stewardship Toolbox. Schulte from the Pacific Institute expands. It is also positive to see China’s Bright Dairy & Food Co. using a water footprint assessment to improve its stewardship. Tongji University’s Wang & Xu along with WWF China’s Yang explore. China’s bold actions are what are needed while the US is trying to rise to water challenges. Meanwhile globally, we need to ensure access to water & sanitation. Check out our contribution in the new UN publication “A Better World – Volume 3”.
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