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CEMS hosts environmental workshop with Chongqing, China

Release Date: 11-27-2006

Author: CEMS Communications

In November 2006, the University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) will be hosting an environmental workshop for 15 scientists and management leaders from the city of Chongqing, China.

The main themes of the workshop will be environmental engineering, ecological management, sustainable development, and environmental policy and law. The workshop is scheduled to take place from November 29 to December 6, with lectures, seminars and round-table discussions. Visits to local environmental companies, municipal water treatment facilities, and state environmental offices are also planned.

Chongqing, located in the southeastern part of Sichuan Province, where the Yangtze and Jialing rivers meet, is the largest industrial and commercial city in southwestern China. It is the economic center of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and is under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government, along with Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

Among all the cities in China, Chongqing experiences some of the most serious environmental challenges. The mighty Three Gorges Dam reservoir on the Yangtze River, which has created its own environmental and ecological issues, is also under the jurisdiction of the city of Chongqing.

Following the workshop at UVM, the delegation will visit environmental companies in several other cities around the United States.