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Technical-Scientific Conference Program 2018: What can Europe offer to China in terms of water innovations?

Date 04.05.2018
Location Shanghai, China

What Can Europe offer China in Terms of Water Innovations

PIANO – Policies, Innovation and Networks for enhancing Opportunities for China Europe water cooperation

PIANO is a strategic cooperation partnership for water research and innovation between Europe and China to create social and economic cooperation opportunities in the European and Chinese water sectors. The partnership is composed of nine core partners, mainly from EU, and 12 cooperation partners from China. PIANO is funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and has been supported by the China Europe Water Platform (CEWP). Among its objectives are strengthening the existing network of the CEWP, identification of European technological water innovations that have a potential for implementation in China, identification of drivers and barriers related to implementation and replication of water innovations in China, and promotion of knowledge exchange.


What Can Europe Offer China in Terms of Water Innovations?
Moderation: Johannes Lohaus, Secretary General, European Water Association

Introduction and overview of PIANO
Dr. Markus Starkl, BOKU University

The 3 i-PET program: Benefits and experiences with international environmental technologies in China
Mrs. Qian Yang, FECO-MEP, China

Europe’s technological innovations – potential for enhancing water management efficiency in China
Prof. Barth Smets, Danish Technical University

Sharing European Water Experience and Innovation with China
Mr. Huang Xiaojun, National Chair of Environment Working Group, EUCCC and Vice President and Director, Veolia China

Experience of a European company: CAMBI (Norway)
Mr. Marius Kleiven, Director Business Unit Asia Pacific, CAMBI

Barriers and how to overcome them for transferring European innovations to China
Mr. Simon Spooner, Atkins International

Key policy messages to enhance China Europe water cooperation
Mr. Josh Weinberg, Stockholm International Water Institute

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