The Hoffman Environmental Research Institute at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is partnering with the China Environment Forum on a project seeking solutions for environmental health problems associated with the natural conditions in China. The China Environmental Health Project has two main components: a karst water resource project managed by Dr. Chris Groves (WKU) and an air quality project managed by Dr. Wei-Ping Pan of WKU's Institute for Combustion Science and Environmental Technology. Dr. Jennifer Turner, who directs the China Environment Forum, will oversee community outreach, research dissemination, training of Chinese nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and work with WKU and Chinese scientists. Ms. Amelia Chung at the Kunming office of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction will run the on-the-ground trainings for Chinese NGOs.

On November 8, 2006, the China Environment Forum will host Dr. Groves, Dr. Pan, and a key Chinese partner, Professor Yuan Daoxian from The Institute of Karst Geology (Guilin) to talk about the initial karst water and coal project activities. Contact Jennifer Turner for more information.

Click here to read WKU's Project Announcement.

The "China Environmental Health Project" is made possible by support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and matching funds from project partners.