Engineering professor Ed McBean recently led a Canadian delegation to assess solutions to water problems in China.
McBean, holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security, attended the 11th annual Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC) in Jinan, the capital of eastern China’s Shandong province.
Along with other Canadian delegates, he helped evaluate problems such as severe water shortages in northern China, reduced groundwater sustainability and severe pollution caused by urbanization.
McBean presented his findings to vice-premier Ma Kai, the third-highest ranking vice-premier in China.
“This visit was an opportunity to highlight Canada’s leadership in technology and policy development, and how we can help reduce water challenges in China,” said McBean.