RCE Hangzhou Hosts 'Water Education for the World’s Future' International Seminar

RCE Hangzhou recently hosted the 2020 'Water Education for the World's Future' International Seminar, held at Thousand Island Lake in Chun’An county from 11-13 August, 2020.

Over 40 experts, educators, students, and representatives of educational institutions (from over 70 different water protection and education organisations, from nine countries and five international water protection institutions) attended the conference in-person or online.

The seminar consisted of a variety of core topics, including legal advice for environmental organisations, green growth, freshwater porpoise protection, usage of new media, collaborative curriculum design, water quality testing training, water education program case study sharing, and more.

Participants engaged in technical discussions via keynote speeches and workshops. During the seminar, the 'We are Qiantang River Waterkeepers' River Angel School Alliance was established, kicking off the 'We are Qiantang River Waterkeepers' River Angels scientific investigation activity. A famous young Chinese actor, Yilun Sheng, was recruited by the Hangzhou Science and Technology Association and the Zhejiang Province Qiantang River Watershed Center as the science education charity ambassador for the 'One Qiantang River' program.

RCE Hangzhou Director and the Dean of the School of Education of Zhejiang International Studies University, Prof. Weidong Wu, delivered a certificate to the chairman of the Chun'an Science & Technology Association, establishing Qiandao Lake as a science education base. Participants of the international seminar also went on several tours: these included one of the production plants of Nongfu Springs beverage company, Huateng Livestock Company, and Fenkou Wetland Park.

The event was jointly organised by RCE Hangzhou, Hangzhou Science and Technology Association, Zhejiang Administration of Qiantang River, National Water Museum of China, Green Zhejiang, and School of Education of Zhejiang International Studies University.

(Photo credits: RCE Hangzhou)