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The 2017 China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Annual High-Level Dialogue Conference and High-level Business Conference will be held in Turku, Finland, on 21 and 22 September 2017. During the high-level part of the conference, the ministers are invited to discuss the future development of the CEWP towards a strategic partnership between China and EU to promote water security and green development in China, EU and beyond.


Objectives of the High-Level Dialogue Conference

The discussion is envisaged to lead to a joint declaration that will guide the future activities of the CEWP. The discussion will include issues such as:

  • lessons learned and future perspectives on the role of water in green development and circular economy in China and Europe
  • implementation of water-related 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the role of business cooperation and the financial organizations in their implementation of water related SDG goals
  • promotion of coherent policies and measures, including improved legislation, integrated management, research and development, water savings and economic instruments such as water pricing

Objectives of the High-level Business Conference

  Business Event will enhance information exchange and business sector cooperation in water sector between China and EU.  

Objectives of the Research & Innovation Event

Purpose of the Research and Innovation (R&I) Event is to create value and new opportunities in water sector by bringing to­gether R&I from China and Europe.

Event details




Thursday, 21 September, 2017 –
Friday, 22 September 2017

Turku Castle
Linnankatu 80, 20100 Turku and
Radisson Blu Marina Palace
Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku

Ms. Lilli Lehtinen
telephone +358 295 023 036