China: collaboration for water security

Water Institute CRAES visitFereidoun Rezanezhad represents Water Institute in meeting with Soil and Solid Waste Institute team at CRAES China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences.

The Water Institute and its faculty members are collaborating with partners in China in education and research activities to address various water security issues.

Since 2014, the Water Institute has partnered with the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China’s largest environmental research institute, in several joint activities. In 2017-18, the Water Institute executive director was appointed to their International Scientific Advisory Committee, two Water Institute delegations visited them to further joint research programs, and a Waterloo student interned there.

“During my visit to the CRAES, I was pleased to collaborate with such a committed group of researchers who are making major contributions to water science. Our partnership with this world-class institution is an important initiative for the Water Institute and its capacity to play a role in addressing global water issues.” — Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

In addition, the Water Institute partnered with Hohai University on a new “global change and water cycle” international laboratory, and partnered with Southwest University on a new “watershed and lake management” international laboratory and the second China-Canada workshop on plateau lakes. 

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Fereidoun Rezanezhad represents Water Institute in meeting with China Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)