Chinese Waterkeeper Hao Xin to Speak at Inter-Water
Hao Xin, Co-founder, Vice President and Executive Director of Green Zhejiang, is to speak at the opening of the Inter-Water Australia Conference, which takes place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre at 10.30am on Wednesday 15 October. Green Zhejiang is the largest environmental NGO in China’s Zhejiang Province and Hao Xin and his team have a long track record of campaigning and raising funds to support the sustainable and efficient use of water.
Xin Hao aims to build links with Chinese government officials. Developing relationships with officials and gaining their respect is a key concern for Chinese Waterkeepers as it enables them to work more closely with government environmental agencies and have more influence when fighting polluters.
His CV reads like an encyclopaedia of activities supporting the sustainable use of water:
- Formulated and implemented a series of performance management policies for Green Zhejiang and assisted the organisation to become the first AAAAA environmental NGO in China in 2012.
- Raised US$1.2 million for the organisation.
- One of the 15 members of the International Standards Development Committee for Water Stewardship. He attended seasonal meetings for 2 years.
- Organised the 3rd East Asia Forum for Climate Change in June 2013. He was the director of the organising committee.
- Created a waste segregation program named Smart Green House to collect and dispose waste at community level in urban areas. The programme was awarded the Golden Medal of the 2nd China National Charity Competition.
- Created a collaborative interactive online pollution map (pollutionwatch.net) and its app to enable the general public to report pollution.
- Selected as one of 15 members of International Standards Member of the Development Committee of Alliance for Water Stewardship. He represents the NGO sector, North Asia and China Region.
- Co-found China River Watch Alliance with the other 27 Chinese water advocacy NGOs.
- Started a mother river protection seawall-painting program for the Qiantang River. So far, 3.5 kilometers of the seawall have been painted. It is currently the world’s longest seawall mural.
- Coordinated and implemented the Coca-Cola Green Olympic Program in Zhejiang from 2005 to 2008.
- Coordinated and implemented the Green World Cup programme for the 4th FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- Created and implemented the Zhejiang Youth Green Camp every year from 2002. The programme was awarded Best Activity of National Mother River Protection Action in 2004.
- Coordinated college student environmental protection programmes in the whole province.
- As one of 200+ members of WATERKEEPER® ALLIANCE around the world, he worked specifically for water protection of the largest river in Zhejiang Province, China – Qiantang River.
Inter-Water Australia is the first event in Australia dedicated entirely to the use of innovative and disruptive technologies to support the sustainable and efficient use of water. The event is independent, apolitical and free-to-attend to all those with a professional or business interest in the sustainable and efficient use of water. The event is funded by exhibitor fees.
The Inter-Water Australia website is at: www.inter-water.com.au