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Chinese Environmental Officials Visit DRBC

DRBC earlier this month hosted 20 national and provincial government officials from the People's Republic of China at the commission's West Trenton headquarters. The delegation, which was led by Wang Yuhong from the Ministry of Environmental Protection, spent over 2.5 hours learning about the DRBC's unique approach to managing the water resources in the Delaware River Basin without regard to political boundaries.

Executive Director Steve Tambini offered welcoming remarks to the delegation and Communications Manager Clarke Rupert gave an overview of the basin and the DRBC. Many of the delegation members have monitoring and pollution control-related responsibilities in China, so they were very interested to learn about the commission's water quality programs from presentations provided by Drs. Tom Fikslin and Namsoo Suk with the DRBC's Modeling, Monitoring and Assessment Branch. A graduate student from Princeton University offered translation services.

In addition to numerous delegations from China, the DRBC in recent years has hosted visitors from South Korea, Brazil, and India.