In August 2009 the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and its partners—the Institute of Developing Economies (Japan) and the Center for Environmental Management and Policy (CEMP) at Nanjing University (China)—began a two-year project that aims to build a network of U.S., Japanese, and Chinese business, civil society, research, and government representatives who will jointly explore market, public-private partnership, and multi-stakeholder strategies to stem pollution problems in one of China's most polluted lakes—Lake Tai.

The first activity carried out for this Center for Global Partnership-supported project was a two-day workshop at Nanjing University that brought together a diverse group of government, NGO, industry, and research professionals from the Lake Tai watershed to participate in highly interactive discussions with international counterparts. Participants learned about some of the key drivers of Lake Tai's complex pollution problems and discussed possible policy, market, transparency, and scientific strategies used in the United States and Japan that could prevent and/or remediate pollution in Lake Tai.

Please see workshop summaries and powerpoints here.