2017 China Europe Water Platform Annual High-Level Dialogue Conference
China Europe Water Platform Annual High-Level Dialogue Conference was organized in Turku, Finland, 21-22 September 2017. Almost 400 participants attended the Policy Conference, and the Business Conference and Research & Innovation Event that were organized as essential parts of the Conference.
Thirteen official delegations from EU Member States, China and EU Commission participated the Policy Conference and signed the Turku Declaration to strengthen water cooperation between the EU and China. The aim is to join forces to promote sustainable development and improve water security. China and the EU also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish dialogue on water policy.
Solving water problems has a key role in the UN sustainable Development Goals that should be achieved by 2030. One of the 17 goals aims at securing access to clean water and sanitation for all. Water security is also important in terms of reaching many of the other goals.
Minister of Environment of Finland, Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen hosted the Conference. Minister of Water Resources of China Chen Lei, Minister of the Environment of Estonia Siim Kiisler, Minister for the Environment of Sweden Karolina Skog and Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Environment were also present.
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21 Sep 2017