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  • Events | 13 June, 2011 (16:36)

    China’s Water Woes

    Of all China’s environmental challenges, the biggest threat to livelihoods and food security may be looming water shortages. The nation’s freshwater resources amount to 2220 cubic meters per person, just a quarter of the world average. In February, the Chinese government issued a blueprint for tackling the crisis: It will spend 4 trillion renminbi over the next 10 years on measures to ensure adequate water supplies. Can this plan save the drought-wracked country? Join Lars Skov Andersen for a timely analysis of China’s fundamental failures in water governance. He will also address recent revelations concerning the environmental impact of the Three Gorges Dam and discuss the EU-China River Basin Management Program.
    DATE: June 15, 2011 (Wednesday)
    TIME: 4:00-5:30pm
    VENUE: Embassy of Denmark, San Li Tun, Dong Wu Jie 1, 中国北京三里屯东五街1号, Tel.: +86 (10) 8532 9900
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    RESERVATION: at fcccadmin@gmail.com. Please bring your passport or photo ID.
    Lars Skov Andersen
    is Director of Water and Environment at COWI China and Deputy Team Leader of the EU China River Basin Management Program. Lars has worked 20 years in Asia on the Mekong and Yangtze rivers, including eight years in China on three large investment, development and capacity building projects concerning water resources management.