INDUSTRIAL WATER USE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
In 2014 the first Industrial Leaders Forum China was held as part of the Aquatech China exhibition programme.
Water scarcity has become one of the most pressing global development challenges of the 21st century. As Aquatech Global Events, we believe that the leaders in the water and industrial sectors should join forces to solve these challenges. By wasting less, polluting less, reusing more, managing effectively and becoming more efficient in all uses of water –individual, collective, agricultural and industrial – we can beat the challenges from severe water scarcity.
Round Table discussion
The ILF kicked off with a new element of the Industrial Leaders Forum concept with a invitation-only roundtable discussions Some 40 industry leaders and experts including representatives from provincial governments discussed topics.
Each table had its own topic:
Multiple perspectives on sustainable water use
- Ensuring China’s Water, Food & Energy Security: Implications for Global Trade
facilitated by Debra Tan, Director China Water Risk.
- Water as a value driver for industries
facilitated by Dr. Navneet Chadha, IFC Beijing
- China's war on pollution and the impact on industry
facilitated by Wai-Shin Chan, Director - Climate Change Strategy, HSBC limited.
After the roundtable discussions the Forum started with presentations from the ‘captains of industry’ followed by an interactive panel discussion that brings multiple perspectives on the sustainable use of industrial water.
View the presentations of the Panel Members
IFC | Industrial Water Efficiency: Challenges and Opportunities H&M | Pioneering water stewardship for fashion McKinsey & Company | Creating value from waterCoca-Cola China | Water Stewardship AkzoNobel | Water management in AkzoNobel
Who joined the ILF panel discussions in 2014
Captains of industry from leading companies such as Coca Cola China and H&M have presented their water stewardship and practical solutions.
Coca Cola China
|Wai Shin Chan|
Find out who has been speaking at ILF China »
|Dr. Joyce Tsoi|
H&M, Global Production
ILF 2014 in the media
- 5 takeaways from Aquatech China 2014 by China Water Risk
Is China's water market finally maturing? Dawn McGregor shares her 5 takeaways from Aquatech China. Read more »
- Companies Navigate Risks, Opportunity As China Rolls Out Water Action Plan. Read more »
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