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[ASEMWATER Academic and Development Committee]Official Founding of the Academic and Development Committee of the ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center

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On November 1, 2012, Changsha witnessed the founding and the 1st Meeting of the Academic and Development Committee of the ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center (ASEMWATER). 17 members of the committee from UK, Hungary, Italy, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan and China attended the meeting.Zeng Qingyan, Science and Technology Advisor to Hunan Provincial People's Government attended the meeting and addressed a speech. He Xiuming, Vice Director-general of the Department of Science and Technology of Hunan province, and related officials from Department of International Cooperation of Ministry of Science and Technology and Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Hunan Province attended the meeting.
 
Zeng Qingyan pointed out in his address that the convening of the 1st Meeting of the Academic and Development Committee of the ASEMWATER marking a new phase of the development of ASEMWATER,which will play an important role in making ASEMWATER more internationalized and professional and promoting rational and science-based development and utilization of water resources in Asia-Europe and the world at large. He emphasized that Hunan province will as always render strong support to the development of ASEMWATER by providing better services and creating more enabling environment. Meanwhile, the province will avail the opportunity of this meeting and make best of the national strategy of building Hunan into a resource-saving and environment-friendly society as well as of the national water resources reform pilot program. The province will focus on integrated treatment of Dongting Lake, heavy metals pollution treatment along the Xiang River basin, water eco-environment protection and institutional reform on water resources management, with a view to achieving sustainable development of water resources and harmony between human and water.
 
The 1st meeting of the Academic and Development Committee elected Mr. Liu Yanhua, Counselor of the State Council of China and academician of ASEM Academy of Science, as the chairperson together with five vice chairpersons: Prof. Kevin Jones, Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University of UK; Mr. Kovacs Karoly, president of Hungarian Water Business Cluster; Mr. Sutekno Ahmadbelon, Senior Undersecretary of Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (vice-ministry level);Mr. Ghulam Rasual, Deputy Director-General of the Pakistan Meteorological Department; and Prof. Yang Zhaoguang, Central South University of China.TheASEMWATER secretariat reported its work to the meeting, and members present discussed the Charter of the Academic and Development Committee ofASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center (draft) as well as the Asia-Europe Water Resources Science and Technology Report(2011-2012) drafted by ASEMWATER. They also put forward suggestions and comments regarding the Work Plan (2012-2013) of ASEMWATER, its development strategies and cooperation priorities.
 
The Academic and Development Committee of the ASEMWATER consists of 24 internationally renowned water-related experts recommended by EU and 14 ASEM members, i.e. the European Union, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Laos, Australia and China. The committee is responsible for providing advice and suggestions for the construction and development of the ASEMWATER.The founding of the Academic and Development Committee of the ASEMWATER signifies a great step forward of ASEMWATER toward internationalization, standardization and specialization.