7 - 9 June 2017

Industrial Water Leaders Forum 2016

Aquatech China and Global Water Intelligence are proud to have presented the Industrial Water Leaders Forum: China.

The invitation-only gathering welcomed high-level executives from the most important companies and organisations involved in Chinese industrial water. Speakers included regulators, government officials, and end users from China, along with international key technology providers and multilateral development banks.

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The big idea: Growth and exchange

The relationship between China and the rest of the world currently is one of growth and exchange. Chinese industrial water companies have grown rapidly in recent years, and now have the capital and expertise to progress beyond the boundaries of China and into the wider world, following the one belt, one road government initiative. Simultaneously, action on industrial pollution has been stepped up. 

At Aquatech China, relevant global and Chinese leaders discussed the details of these issues both in the larger arena at plenary sessions, and on an individual basis at matched one-on-one meetings, arranged and faciliated in advance.


Who attended IWLF 2016?

  • International financing institutions (EBRD, IFC, ADB, AIIB)
  • Chinese EPC contractors
  • International and Chinese technology providers
  • Chinese industrial water end-users:
  • coal
  • chemicals
  • petrochemicals
  • steel
  • coal-fired power stations
  • textiles and paper
  • food and beverage

Looking back at ILF 2015

Exploring Sustainable Industrial Water use in China

The 2015 edition of the Industrial Leaders forum launched CDP's first water report focused on China. The report provides insight into the water challenges companies face and how they are responding.

The report finds, that water is a critical issue facing companies currently, with 24% reporting exposure to risk within their direct operations or supply chain. Despite challenges, there are also opportunities resulting from water. The report launch was facilitated by CDP along with an expert panel discussion with high level water sustainability leaders. They discussed the report's findings and the case for action by corporations, investors and policy makers.

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