On April 14th 2015, China announced an ambitious action plan to clean up water pollution over the next five years. The plan, released by China’s State Council, follows a pledge last year by the nation’s Ministry of Environmental Protection that China would spend more than €9.6 billion (RMB 70 billion) to tackle its water problems. It promises a “massive reduction” in serious pollution, strict controls on extraction of underground water and continuing improvements in drinking water quality by 2020.
In this webinar, China-Britain Business Council expert Patrik Li will introduce the plan, also called the ‘WATER TEN’ plan, look at the major changes and milestones and discuss potential opportunities for European SMEs. Michael Zhao, Chief Manager of ARUP Water China will discuss his experiences of working in the water market in China and share his views on the challenges in implementing the action plan.
Join our webinar to find out about:
• Recent changes to the legal framework in China’s water sector;
• Main challenges China is facing in the next ten years;
• Opportunities and risks for foreign companies in the Chinese water market.
About the Speaker:
Patrik Li, Business Advisor for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, China-Britain Business Council
Patrik has more than ten years of experience in providing market advice to European companies looking for opportunities in China since 2004 at the Embassy of Belgium as a Trade Advisor. Before joining the CBBC, he also served as the Country Manager at Meyyaert Glass Engineering and Director at the Flemish China Environment Cluster.
Fang Songchuan, Water and Environment Division Manager, Mott MacDonald China
- Experiences in infrastructure investment projects, including input for diverse clients such as governments, enterprises (Chinese and overseas), international organisations/banks, and bilateral financings.
- Over 30 years’ experience in environmental studies. Particular experience in regional environment impact assessment (EIA); site operation/facility environmental auditing, institutional and social studies, etc.
- Detailed understanding of multidisciplinary approach to infrastructure and urban environment project, particularly financed by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
- Familiar with projects from both international and Chinese local government sides. Experience of international consultant business development, i.e. meeting clients, organising technical and financial proposals during last 16 years.
You can find the recorded video on Youtube:
Please login to access the slide.