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Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Director of UNESCO Beijing Office, visited IWHR


On 5 August, 2021, Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Director of UNESCO Beijing Office visited China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) and met with Prof. KUANG Shangfu, President of IWHR as well as his team, to discuss the future cooperation between UNESCO and IWHR.


Prof. Khan appreciated the contribution of IWHR in the field of water development in China and the world. He emphasized that UNESCO Beijing Office, as a cluster office with five units: Education, Culture, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, and Communication & Information, will strengthen the cross-disciplinary cooperation and popularization of water science and education with IWHR, enrich and improve the international sediment research platform, enhance the impact of IWHR's affiliated Category II Centre’s influence, and explore opportunities of international water culture exchange.


Prof. Kuang expressed his congratulations to Prof. Khan on his appointment as Director of UNESCO Beijing Office in March this year and welcomed his team. He recalled the cooperation between Prof. Khan and IWHR in previous activities, introduced the operation of UNESCO Category II Centre (International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation), and put forward ideas on strengthening international water science education, increasing the influence of UNESCO Category II Centre, and expanding international water culture exchange.


UNESCO Beijing Office and IWHR also discussed in depth about topics including the achievements of China's water ecological civilization, medium and long-term water science education, and promoting the water community of shared future.










(Source: UNESCO Beijing Office)


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