2018 Symposium on Future Core Water Technology has successfully ended on 17 Aug 2018. The symposium was organized by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Hong Kong University of Hong Kong (HKUST), Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre (BHKAEC) in collaboration with the Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Control and Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution (CNERC-CTHMP). Prof. Sabrina M Y Lin, Vice President of HKUST, Mr Zou Liyao, Deputy Director of Bureau of International Cooperation of NSFC, and Mr. Zhang Zongming, Deputy Inspector of the Education, Science and Technology Department, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR and Mr. Li Naiyao, President of BHKAEC attended the opening ceremony.
The three topics of the symposium were sustainable urban water system, efficient, recyclable, and intelligent wastewater treatment, and water safety and regeneration technology. 102 researchers from 28 universities or institutions from Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland attended the symposium. Besides, Prof. Chen Guanghao, the chairman of the symposium, invited representatives from Environmental Protection Department, Drainage Services Department, the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and AECOM.
32 distinguished scholars reported their researches during the symposium. Prof. Qu Jiuhui, member of China Engineering Academy, also gave a keynote speech about promoting water and wastewater treatment to enter the main stream of the sixth technology revolution, from water and technology points of view.
2018 Symposium on Future Core Water Technology provided an excellent opportunity for water professionals and academics from Hong Kong and the Mainland to stimulate exchange and discussion on water sustainability and promote scientific research collaboration. CNERC-CTHMP will continuously collaborate with universities and institutions all over the world for researches which aims to make contributions to meeting national strategic development demands.