First China, South and Southeast Asia Conference on Environmental and Ecological Risk Management Held at Dhaka University

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Dhaka University, Bangladesh [Time]    2018-10-10 18:11:23 
 

The first China, South and Southeast Asia Conference on Environmental and Ecological Risk Management was held at Dhaka University in Bangladesh from September 28th to 29th. The forum was jointly sponsored by Yunnan University and Dhaka University, and organized by the Academy of Earth and Environmental Sciences of Dhaka University and the Confucius Institute at Dhaka University. More than 50 experts and scholars from China, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh and other countries attended the Conference.

The Conference was highly valued by the Chinese Embassy and Dhaka University. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, the president of Dhaka University, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. He said that Yunnan University and Dhaka University has enjoyed a long history of cooperation, especially the Confucius Institute at Dhaka University jointly established by the two parties has served as a bridge to connect the two universities and the two countries.


Guests

At the opening ceremony, the Academy of Earth and Environmental Sciences of Dhaka University and the Institute for Ecological Rivers of Yunnan University has officially signed a cooperation agreement.


Signing agreements on academic and scientific collaboration

The Conference discussed the topics including space model of environmental climate, environmental chemistry and ecological agriculture, natural disasters and management respectively. Experts and scholars have discussed the impact of riverbank erosion, future infrastructure and climate change on water resources, the impact of global climate change on hydro-geologic environment, the application of GIS technology in coping with climate change, and enhancing disaster-resilient ability through human capital. They stated the research progress and academic achievements of their respective fields, such as Application and Effect of Perennial Rice, Groundwater with Rich Arsenic in Deep Piping in Southwest China—Source, Distribution and Influence of Arsenic in Bangla Basin, the Application of Biotemplate in Drinking Water and Sewage Disposal, etc.


Dr. Bing Haijian, from Chengdu Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences, making an academic report—Characteristics of Spatial Variation of Heavy Metal Pollution of Sediments in Draw-down Zone of Three Gorges Reservoir.

Experts from all over the world have expressed their opinions on the risk assessment of natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and landslides. In particular, the topic “China's Post-Disaster Reconstruction—From Concept to Practice” shared by Chinese expert Li Peng, has enabled the participants to acquire a further understanding of the exploration and achievements of China’s post-disaster reconstruction in recent years, the practice and experience of which were unanimously affirmed by the participants.

It is worth mentioning that this Conference was fully affirmed and highly praised by Zhang Zuo, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh. At the same time, the Conference also drew a satisfactory conclusion for “Dhaka University Confucius Institute Day & 3rd China-Bangladesh Cultural and Art Exchange Festival.


Participants

The Conference was covered by the Xinhua News Agency, China Radio International and several local mainstream media outlets.