Changjiang Water Resources Commission, PR China

Thursday, 20 March, 2008

In December last year, ICE WaRM hosted the Changjiang Water Resources Commission (CWRC) from China; an organisation which is responsible for the development, utilisation and protection of water resources in the Changjiang River Basin. The CWRC aims to develop and promote integrated water resources management in the Basin while implementing environmental protection measures.

During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between ICE WaRM and the CWRC, representing the intent to cooperate and exchange science and technology to the mutual benefit of each organisation.

The focus of the MOU is on the following:

– Professional education and training

– Thematic symposia

– Joint research on integrated river basin management

– Information and staff exchange for capacity building

– Other activities of mutual interest

The group met with representatives from ICE WaRM, AusAid and CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship while visiting Canberra, Sydney and Hobart.