Join Green Initiatives for a special event with leading experts on China’s looming water crisis. The event aims to address the current state of China’s water security, and engage in in-depth workshops & discussions on topics such as the effects of industrial agriculture on water security, the pressures of an increasing population on water distribution, and the impact of climate change on water accessibility, especially in the context of China.
The event is being realized through the generous sponsorship of Roca, also the founder of the We Are Water Foundation that promotes water conservation and combats water scarcity through research, education, health, and infrastructure.
Projected estimates of China’s 2030 per-capita water resources of 1760 cubic meters are dangerously close to official markers of water shortage, 1700 cubic meters. Threatened by its rapidly increasing population and burgeoning economy, water security is the next public health issue that the people and government of China need to confront.
Learn what a China without water could look like, the current and future implications of water scarcity, and what you as an individual can do to fight against the water crisis.
18:00 - 18:30: Registration and Networking
18:30 - 19:00: Workshop #1: Climate Change and Water Scarcity (TBD)
19:15 - 20:00: Main Event Launch, Topic Introduction & Keynote Presentation (TBD)
20:00 - 20:15: Discussions / Q&A
20:15 - 21:00: Workshop #2: Industrial Agriculture (TBD)
20:15 - 21:00: Drinks and Networking
About the Sponsors:
Roca is a world leader in developing commercial bathroom spaces according to contemporary water culture. Roca’s commercial network spreads over 135 countries supplied by its 76 production plants and more than 20,000 employees worldwide.
About ‘We Are Water’
The We Are Water Foundation is an initiative of Roca, who has spent over 50 years developing water and energy-saving devices for its products.
The Foundation has two key goals: first, to promote awareness and encourage debate among the public and organisations on the need to create a new culture for water, to enable the equitable development and sustainable management of the world’s water resources; second, to carry out actions to counter the negative effects of the lack of adequate water resources.
The foundation’s fields of activity include involvement in infrastructure, education, health and research, concentrated in the world’s most deprived areas.