Where in the world is Lee Cain? Answer: China!

Lee’s China Trip, for an International Comparison on Water Conservation Efforts

AWS Manager of Education Lee Cain is currently flying across the US on his way to China to conduct a water conservation comparison between the US and China as part of a fellowship.

Twelve US citizens and twelve Chinese citizens have been selected for this exchange program funded by the US State Department and Lee has been selected to represent the Chesapeake region. The Chinese have already visited sites in the US (Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Utah, Arizona and California) to study issues ranging from polluted rivers to securing drinking water.

On March 26th, the Chinese representatives spent the day with AWS learning various ways NGOs can operate to make change, took a trip on the river with Lee and visited the National Arboretum. Lee will be communicating regularly with AWS to report on his findings, so be sure to check the AWS Blog as well as Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/anacostiaws and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anacostiaws to follow his progress!
 

From Lee...

1st stop (A) Beijing
We’ll be spending our first full week in China’s capitol. While there we will study China’s National policy making process, overview of china’s water resource issue such as water diversion projects and urbanization.

2nd stop (B) Alashan
In the northwest of China …where we’ll be in Alashan for 3 days learning about desertification.

3rd stop (C), Yinchuan & Yinchuann
We will then travel to the Yellow River irrigation system in Zhongwei for a day before going to the city of Yinchuann

4th stop (D) Shanghai
Our final destination will be in Shanghai during the world’s fair. We will be focusing on water pollution solutions, the Yangtze River delta water resource sharing and managment (9 days)

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your travels, the people, the water

Looking forward to reading about all of your impressions of those diverse parts of China, the people and their interactions with the environment.  Safe travels.

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