Conference & Forum

IWRA World Water Congress Side Event Innovative Rural Sanitation Management

2 - 4 pm Beijing Time, 13 Sep 2023 Beijing

The onsite seminar takes place as part of the International Water Resources’ Association World Water Congress in Beijing and is co-hosted by ADB and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with participation of Institute of Agriculture Resources and Regional Planning of the CAAS and international and national experts. The objectives of this seminar are to:

  • Introduce the Digital Practice Guideline for RWWM (;
  • Pilot Study on Rural Sanitation and Environmental Management in Shanxi Province;
  • Review the Institutional Arrangement and Regulatory Framework for Rural Wastewater Management in PRC;
  • Promote Public Consultation during Rural Sanitation Management;
  • Introduce Financial Incentive Mechanism for Rural Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

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14:00 – 14:15Opening Remarks

Thomas Panella, Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development, ADB
Mingyuan Fan, Principal Water Resource Specialist, ADB
14:15 – 14:35Design and Application of Online Practice Guideline for Rural Wastewater Management in China and Case Study in Shanxi

Wencan Yu, Senior Consultant
Dr Joe Zhao, Director, SIET Co., Ltd, ADB Rural Wastewater Management Specialist
14:35 – 14:55Overview of Institutional Management, Policies and Regulations on Rural Wastewater Treatment

Dr Shuang Li, Wastewater Policy Specialist, ADB

14:55 – 15:15 Status-quo and Prospect of Public Participation in Rural Wastewater Management

Dr Changbin Yin, Chief scientist, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
15:15 – 15:35Financial Incentive Mechanism for Rural Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

Yue Li, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
15:35 – 15:55Rural Watershed Conservation and Rural Revitalization

Haijiang Zhang, The Nature Conservancy
15:55 – 16:15Rural Wastewater and Cabin Neutrality in Zhejiang

Jun Li, Environment Insitute of Zhejiang University of Technology

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