Last week, Dr. Liu Gang, representative of the Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment (CEWE) visited Barcelona to hold several meetings with GWOPA Secretariat to discuss bilateral collaboration between both institutions to establish permanent collaboration focusing on training, research and international cooperation project in the field of water and sanitation. GWOPA and CEWE found common interest in developing training programs for water and sanitation utilities and increasing the participation of utilities in the existing CEWE training which is fully funded by the center as one their many contribution to the cooperation between China and the global South.
CEWE’s objective is to develop the capacity, knowledge and skills of water sector professionals from developing countries through the training, education and joint research programs to assist developing world in human resource capacity building in the field of water and environment, as well as providing practical solution for water and other environmental problems (http://castwas-cewe.org)
CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment (CAS-TWAS CEWE) is established in the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China and it could become an important partner in Asia for GWOPA. It follows the direction of CAS and the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS).