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1 University of Copenhagen Water and Environment Theme Peter E. Holm and Jørgen E. Olesen Contributing Danish Institutions: Aarhus University University of Southern Denmark Technical University of Denmark Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland DHI COWI Contributing Chinese Institutions: Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

2 Water and Environment in a fast growing economy Transparency of the water

3 Kina og vand Nordlige Kina: Vandmangel. Vanding baseret på fossil grundvand. Sydlige Kina: Forurening af overfladevand og grundvand. Problemerne er stigende bl.a. som følge af øget intensitet i landbruget og som følge af klimaændringer

4 In 2007, Microcystis blooms in Lake Taihu polluted drinking water in a nearby city Wuxi. Caused more than one million of people in shortage of drinking water for a week. Lake Taihu (2.300 km2)

5 / The SDC opportunity and aim To promote and strengthen collaboration between Danish and Chinese research and learning environments for the benefit of both countries.

6 Background and motivation Motivation for the master program in Water and Environment Safe management of world water resources critical to future life on Earth and stability of our societies Strong interest in application of small-scale research experience to large-scale challenges within Chinese land and water resource management Good opportunities for comparative studies of climatic effects on water and landscape interactions in China Good opportunities for collaboration between universities, research institutions, consultancies and the industry

7 Water and Environment SINO-DANISH CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Vision The vision of the SDC Water and Environment theme is that the SDC Centre - together with the mother institutions in the two countries will make a significant contribution to international knowledge in sustainable use and management of water in the landscape. The vision of the SDC Water and Environment Master programme is to train graduates with the required academic expertise, quantitative understanding and solution-oriented skills to understand and research integrated use of water and conduct safe management of the water resources at all scales.

8 Yanqihu Campus will be placed by the beautiful Yanqi Lake /

9 Semester 4 Thesis project SINO-DANISH CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Semester 3 Semester 2 Water legislation and policies in China and EU Freshwater ecosystem management and restoration Agricultural water and nutrient management Geospatial ecology and environ. Geography Integrated catchment modelling Preliminary thesis assignment Water resources in river basins monitoring etc. Natural and agricultural ecosystem management Global change Urban water management Semester 1 Water treatment and pollution control Applied statistics in Environmental studies Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling Hydrology Soil and groundwater remediation Hydrologic decision support systems Fate of contaminants and Ecotoxicology Freshwater Ecology

10 Water and Environment SINO-DANISH CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH M.Sc.-program Fourteen compulsory and four elective courses Courses taught two in parallel for ~6 weeks periods Theory, lab exercises, field experiments, case studies, project work Cases and project work based on 3-4 selected Chinese watersheds/field sites Master thesis projects at collaborating CAS institutes _Programmes/Water_environment.aspx

11 Danish companies that have declared their specific interest

12 Erfaringer med forskningssamarbejde Stor interesse for forskning i bæredygtige løsninger Fokus på bedst mulige teknologier og bedste metoder Behov for at bedre samarbejde på tværs mellem universiteter og institutioner i Kina (f.eks. mellem CAU og CAS), men også mellem discipliner her kan DK måske være brobyggere. Nogle forskningsinstitutter (fx CAS) er meget veludstyrede, men en del universiteter halter bagefter.

13 Thank you Peter E. Holm:

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