Who Is Waterkeeper Alliance? | Qiantang River Waterkeeper - Waterkeeper

Who Is Waterkeeper Alliance? | Qiantang River Waterkeeper

By: Waterkeeper Alliance

Multiple people riding in a raft boat.

Qiantang River Waterkeeper was founded by Zhejiang province’s first and largest environmental NGO—Green Zhejiang—as a water protection project. It became an official member of Waterkeeper Alliance in 2010 and was the fourth Waterkeeper in China.

The Qiantang River is the largest in southeastern China’s coastal provinces and provides fresh water to the 20 million people who live in the watershed. Today, the river has become a victim of modern development that has led to water shortages and rampant pollution.

Hao Xin speaking to a group of children

Hao Xin (above) serves as the Waterkeeper. Of his role protecting water he says, “We encourage stakeholders to take action together so that everyone can enjoy the beauty and happiness that the Qiantang River brings.” He is also on a committee dedicated to international water-resource management, and has been recognized through multiple awards across China for his efforts to protect water, the environment and public welfare. Qiantang River Waterkeeper is committed to educating the public and encouraging local participation in maintaining the river’s health. The group created a pollution app for local citizens to report on the river’s health and they frequently hold round-table discussions about the river via television broadcast. They also organized an international forum with representatives from the world’s three major tidal rivers: the Ganges, the Amazon and the Qiantang.

In 2018, Qiantang River Waterkeeper will hold the H20 Summit, a forum for 20 major river cities across the world.  

Translated by Katherine Olson, Waterkeepers China Regional Entity

Hao Xin

钱塘江护水者是浙江省最早建立,规模最大的环保NGO绿色浙江的护水项目,于2010年正式成为全球护水者联盟的成员,是中国的第四个护水者项目。

钱塘江是中国西南沿海地区最大的一条河之一,并且为其流域的两千多万人民提供淡水。现今的钱塘江已成为现代发展的受害者,因此而导致了水资源匮乏和猖狂污染。

欣皓(以上)任护水者。关于自己保护水的角色,他说“推动多利益相关者共同行动,共享钱塘江给我们带来的美好与快乐!”他是国际水资源管理标准制订委员会委员,并且因自己的环境并水资源保护工作而获得了多种公益金奖。钱塘江护水者致力于进行教育活动以及鼓励公众参与到保持河流健康的工作。他们还开发了一个当地人民能够用来评价河流健康的应用,而且经常通过电视媒体组织治水圆桌会。他们还组织了一个国际论坛,邀请横河,亚马逊河,钱塘江世界三大涌朝相会。

2018年,钱塘江护水者将推动世界20座拥江发展城市H20高峰论坛。

译员:Katherine Olson, 中国的水者

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]