The Sino-Dutch International Summit Forum on Eco Environmental Technology 2018 (also known as “the Sino-Ducth Ecological Summit Forum 2018”) co-hosted by CWEG and Tsinghua University's School of Environment kicked off on June 5, 2018, the day when the World Environment Day 2018 took place. Themed “Green Infrastructure and Water Environment Improvement”, the forum gathered more than 10 expert scholars, entrepreneurs and government leaders of the water treatment industry to discuss and exchanged views on the “Water Treatment Technology of the Future” and “Green Infrastructure Construction”, in a bid to promote water infrastructure construction and water environment improvement in China. CWEG Chairman Hou Feng and Dr. Pang Hongtao, Deputy General Manager of Beijing Technology R&D Center under CWEG, were invited to deliver keynote speeches.
Lecture Hall, School of Environment, Tsinghua University
Liu Shuming, Vice Dean of School of Environment, Tsinghua University, said in his address that the just-concluded National Conference on Ecological and Environmental Protection has called for greater efforts to solve ecological and environmental problems and unswervingly win the battle against pollution prevention and control, in a bid to push China's ecological civilization construction to a new level. In particular, the fact that many urban water treatment infrastructure in China is gradually aging has imposed higher requirements for environmental technology innovation and ecological environment improvement.
At the forum, Dr.
Pang Hongtao, Deputy General Manager of Beijing Technology R&D Center under
CWEG, made an in-depth analysis of typical underground WWTP upgrading cases.
The Beijing Bishui Underground WWTP, featuring the hardest-upgrade but the
fastest-completion of its kind in China, produces effluent meeting the highest
national discharge standard, and is the first demonstration project in which
China’s own proprietary technology exceeds and supersedes the previously used
foreign technology. The project overcomes the disjunction between water
treatment infrastructure and surrounding environment protection, extends the
function of water treatment infrastructure, and builds the “Bishui Ecological
Complex”. In this complex, a virtuous cycle is triggered to reconcile municipal
infrastructure construction with urban development by incorporating sewage
treatment facilities, ecological landscape, public services and other functions
in an organic way.
According to Dr. Pang, CWEG has been committed to technology R&D over the past three years. Besides undertaking a major 13th Five-Year water project, the “Advanced Treatment and Utilization Technology for Municipal Wastewater” National Engineering Laboratory project jointly declared by CWEG also got approved in 2016. Also, CWEG has partnered with academicians Wang Hao and Peng Yongzhen to set up academician workstations. Last year, CWEG joined hands with RWTH-Aachen University to establish the Sino-German Centre for Water And healTh researCH (WATCH), and this year, it plans to work with RWTH-Aachen University’s Development and Assessment Institute in Waste Water Technology (PIA) on jointly building the decentralized wastewater treatment facility testing and assessment platform in China.
“We hope that through our continuous efforts, the enterprises' water treatment technology can be advanced constantly, so as to make more contributions to the industry,” Dr. Pang said.
At the Forum, experts, scholars and entrepreneurs shared relevant successful cases of wastewater treatment infrastructure, as well as the exploration and prospect of future water treatment technology. The Forum provides an eco environmental technology exchange platform for China and the Netherlands, pooling the wisdom of the government, academia and industry to contribute to China's green infrastructure construction and water environment improvement.