On Oct. 23, Nevada State Delegation, led by Governor Brain Sandoval,and Desert Research Institute visited Hohai University and held round table meeting on collaboration in water technology . President Xu Hui and Vice President Tang Hongwu met with the guests.
President Xu Hui extended warmest welcome for their coming during the 100th anniversary celebration of Hohai University, and introduced the current development situation of HHU.He anticipated that HHU could witness more exchanges and collaborations with Nevada State Government, research institutes, universities and enterprises in Nevada in the area of water technology, water safety and water management, the collaboration will not be only limited to talents cultivation and scientific research but also expand to more fields, development of technology and industry in particular.
Governor Brain Sandoval sketched the water environment of Nevada and pointed out that HHU has significant advantages in the aspects of water resources and environmental science, which were all closely connected with the daily lives of people, communication and coordination between Nevada and HHU is particularly important to the talents cultivation as well as municipal construction on technology of water saving,prevention and control of water pollution,water safety and water resources management. The delegation consisted of Senators from 6 states and staff of Nevada Governor’s Office, the visit of Hohai University was an important stop for their Jiangsu trip, Governor Brain Sandoval also indicated that the delegation expect to enhance the cooperation in education, science and technology between China and U.S. through this visit.
Also present at the meeting were representatives from the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Foreign Affairs Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, the State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering , the National Engineering Research Center of Water Resources Efficient Utilization and Engineering Safety, College of Environment,International Office,foreign experts Edward Sudicky and Frank Schwartz.
President Xu Hui meeting with Governor Brain Sandoval
The group photo