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CWTX Signed an Important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on October 29, 2015 in Tianjin

The signatories to the MOU are

(i) Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA) – if you are not familiar with TBNA, it is a major metropolitan region, part of Tianjin city, about 31 minutes bullet train ride east of Beijing.

(ii) CAIEP (China Association for International Exchange of Personnel) (An important part of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affair, China – one of the most important agencies for technical exchanges)

(iii) Nankai University – again, for those not familiar with Nankai, it is one of the top 10 universities in China.  Nankai is in Tianjin and is about one hour of travel time by car from where our future research activities will be centered.

(iv) University of Guelph, represented by CWTX (Canada Water Technology Exchange)

The MOU with TBNA has been signed, establishing the linkage between CWTX, Nankai University, Tianjin Binhai New Area, and CAIEP. CWTX has been provided by the Chinese partners with very significant funding which can be spent in China, for over a period of five years, starting 2016.

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Picture 1 – signing ceremony at Nankai University, Tianjin, China

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Picture 2 – Some CWTX members present at the MOU signing ceremony