Chinese authorities receive WWC delegation

    President Braga, Vice-President Altinbilek, and Bureau member J. Delli-Priscoli were received by Minister Chen Lei in Beijing last week in a step to renew the Council’s ongoing cooperation with the Ministry of Water Resources of China. An extension of the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the two organizations in 2009 was signed on Tuesday, 23 September, issuing in a new era of fruitful cooperation between the partners. 
    In addition, the Ministry hosted a regional consultation on Wednesday 24 September with representatives from the China Development Bank, the China Water Investment Corporation, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and other actors, providing important insights into financing mechanisms for water and sanitation provision in China. The outcomes of this consultation will contribute to the report of the High Level Panel on Water Infrastructure for a Water-Secure World, which will be launched at the 7th World Water Forum.