Roundtable discussion on engagement in China

The landscape bridge in Xingtai, Hebei Province.

The AWP held a workshop on Tuesday 13 December in Canberra to discuss partner’s engagement with China and to try to identify the nature of future partnering opportunities that might be supported by the AWP. A background paper providing a situation analysis for water management in China, and outlining historical engagement by Australia with China in relation to water management, was provided to participants before the workshop.

In all, 28 people participated in the Roundtable, representing 22 partner organisations, including four AWP staff. Huw Pohlner of Aither facilitated the workshop and gave an introduction based on his experiences living and working in China. Fifteen workshop participants then briefly describe their organisation’s work to date in mainland China. Following this, an effort was made to identify ‘centres of gravity’ and ‘preferential pathways’ for Australian engagement. The presentations and discussions were then summarised in a workshop report, prepared by Huw Pohlner. The main outcome will be to develop a document outlining principles that the AWP will adopt for engaging with China.

AWP Partners can access further information and presentations from the Partner Portal.

 

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