China’s Challenge: Developing Sustainably

(November 11, 2010 – NEW YORK, NY) – Global China Connection will host a panel entitled “China’s Challenge: Developing Sustainably” at Columbia University on November 20, from 10:30-12:00 PM, in Broadway Room, Lerner Hall.

The forum will focus on sustainability and environmental protection amid China’s continued rapid economic development, assembling a panel of experienced professionals from a wide array of fields including William Becker, Adjunct Professor of Columbia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Vice President and Director of Water Process Technology and Research at Hazen and Sawyer.

Panelists will discuss the rise of alternative energies in China, the government’s efforts to control pollution, and the impact of China’s “Green” movement on the rest of the world. Dr. Becker’s presentation will focus on desalination, ozonation, UV/oxidation, and other advanced water treatment technologies.
Other speakers will include:

  • Sri Rangarajan of Columbia’s Earth and Environmental Engineering Department, and senior project manager at HydroQual Inc.
  • John Mutter of Columbia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Department of International and Public Affairs
  • Michael Zhao, Managing Editor/Producer of CHINA GREEN with Asia Society Center on US-China Relations
  • Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, and Director of Center for Climate Change Law

Global China Connection (GCC) is the world’s largest student organization dedicated to providing the future leaders of China and the international community with a platform to engage each other. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, GCC is represented in over 50 chapters at top universities around the world. GCC works directly with top Chinese universities as well as a number of corporate and organizational partners on a variety of projects to provide opportunities for our members to gain international experience and develop an international network.

Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.

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