Heavily in demand from industry, agriculture and consumers, China’s water resources are ever more strained – and what water the country does have is often severely polluted. Feng Hu of China Water Risk will lay out a snapshot of the looming liquidity squeeze, as well as how rising water risks and a shifting regulatory landscape could affect trillions of RMB worth of economic output and spill over into the financial markets. And China’s water crisis is not just China’s problem, he says: policies that are “good for China” may be adverse surprises for everyone else.
DATE: Aug 28 (Thursday)
VENUE: Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dong Yi Jie 1, Sanlitun
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
REGISTRATION: at www.fccchina.org/events/28082014
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Feng Hu is responsible for the development & execution of projects at China Water Risk, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to addressing business and environmental risk arising from China’s urgent water crisis. He has worked with governments, the private sector and NGOs on various projects from renewable energy and energy efficiency to waste treatment as well as compliance assessment of large hydropower projects with dams. As the project leader, Feng has worked in most of the provinces in China, Vietnam, Nepal and several African countries.