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NYIT Hosts Water Conference in Beijing, China

Oct 16 2012

Water Conference Attendees

Distinguished experts addressed the global challenges of water management at an NYIT conference attended by 120 people today in Beijing, China. The conference on "Water Management and Global Challenges" featured speakers from leading global and water technology companies, academics, and government officials.

Pictured from left to right are: Honorable Ning Liu, Ph.D., vice minister of water resources for the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China; Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; Xikun Yuan; standing member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and goodwill ambassador for the International Union for Conservation of Nature; Kenza Kaouakib-Robinson, secretary of the UN-Water and Senior Sustainable Development Officer for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., NYIT president; Chunmiao Zheng, Ph.D., professor and chair of water resources and director of the Center for Water Research at Peking University; and Fengyun Lei, deputy director general of the Department of Educational and Cultural Experts, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.

Additional NYIT faculty participants included conference speakers Sarah Meyland, associate professor of environmental technology, and Xiaohui Cui, assistant professor of computer science. Monique Taylor, dean and executive director of the Nanjing campus, also attended the conference accompanied by 20 NYIT students.

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