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Agreement of cooperation signed between IWC and APCWS

The international WaterCentre (IWC) signed the first international Agreement of Cooperation with the new Asia-Pacific Centre for Water Security (APCWS) on 19th July, 2012.
Agreement of cooperation signed between IWC and APCWS

Prof Paul Greenfield and Prof Du Pengfei signed the agreement at Custom House, photo taken by Fiona Chandler

IWC and APCWS have agreed to collaborate on activities such as promoting leadership in integrated water management; exchange of data concerning the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) selected dimensions joint research; exchange of faculty members and researchers; and seek support for joint application for joint project funding.

APCWS was launched in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in April 2010 jointly hosted by Tsinghua and Peking Universities in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Finance, China. The centre will promote research in a range of water security dimensions (e.g. household, economic, urban, and environmental), risks and resilience, and the water-food-energy nexus, in the context of green growth, urbanization and climate change.

Prof Paul Greenfield and Prof Du Pengfei signed the agreement at Custom House, photo taken by Fiona Chandler

IWC, as one of the 16 Asia-Pacific Water Forum Regional Water Knowledge hubs and the only knowledge hub in Australia, share many common visions and strong desire with APCWS to develop the AWDO amongst partner organisations to improve water security in the Asia-Pacific region.

This agreement is a step forward for both centres and university partners to enhance collaboration to contribute to the improvement of water security in the Asia-Pacific region. The Agreement was signed by Professor Paul Greenfield, Chair of IWC board and Professor Du Pengfei, Deputy Director of APCWS.

For more information on Asia-Pacific Centre for Water Security please visit their website: http://www.apcws.tsinghua.edu.cn/

 

 

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