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Energy Forum: "Choke Point China" – The Energy/Water Debate - NB: POSTPONED, DATE TBC

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Energy Forum
Date Monday, November 11th, 2013
Time 18:30-21:00
Open for All welcome
Cost Members 150 RMB Non-Members 300 RMB
Contacts hayley.thomas@britishchamber.cn
Venue Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address 48 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
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NB - We regret to announce that unforeseen circumstances have caused this event to be postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to all those who signed up and we will notify members of the new date at the earliest opportunity.
China's running out of water!
Demand for energy is surging as water supplies dwindle, agricultural land is too dry to feed a growing population, and pollution is poisoning many of the remaining water sources...
We're heading for Choke Point – when China's water resources will no longer be able to sustain its food and energy requirements.
On the evening of Monday 11 November at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chaoyang district, Keith Schneider from Circle of Blue, Joe Dumesnil from Halliburton and Chad Futrell from the IES Beijing Centre of Beijing Foreign Studies University will debate the subject at our Energy Forum. BritCham/CBBC members are invited to join us to hear the evidence and weigh up what to make of this alarming take on China's future.
Who should attend?
Any members with an interest in energy, water, food or just China's wider development. All are welcome.
If you are interested in attending the forum or would like further details, please contact hayley.thomas@britishchamber.cn.
About Choke Point: China
Choke Point: China is a joint project led by the China Environment Forum and the journalist-led organisation Circle of Blue. They say there is "powerful evidence of a ruinous confrontation between China's water supplies and its increasing food and energy demands."
About the speakers
Chad Futrell has worked and consulted for numerous Chinese and Korean government agencies, universities and NGOs on environmental and civil society-related issues. He is currently a resident scholar at the IES Beijing Center, Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he teaches courses on Chinese environmental policy, political economy and international relations.
Joe Dumesnil is the team leader, petrophysicist and geologist for Halliburton’s China Unconventional Tech Team. His daily focus is on reservoir characterisation as it relates to stimulation and unconventional well operations. He also currently serves as co-chair for the Oil, Energy and Power Subcommittee for the American Chamber of Commerce Beijing and as program chair for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Northern China Section.
Keith Schneider is senior editor and correspondent for Circle of Blue and the New York Times. He has won numerous awards for his work as a journalist, programme innovator and editor, including two George Polk Memorial Awards for environmental and national reporting, among the most prestigious in American journalism. He writes from northern Michigan, where Circle of Blue is based and where he has lived since 1993.   
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