ILWS, IC WATER and the Faculty of Science have established a formal alliance with researchers in Hohai University, China. Areas of interest for research collaboration include water engineering and the ecological implications and socio economic aspects of water management. Agreements are already in place as follows:-
This alliance was established between CSU-ILWS and the Global Wetland Consortium to undertake specific activities to promote wetland-related science and policy development; the proposal includes an emphasis on scientific outputs and outcomes. (The Okavango Research Institute was formerly known as the the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre. See information at http://www.orc.ub.bw)
It is a networking proposal with links to iconic large wetlands as well as prestigious institutions in other continents and has provided a base to support CSU's links with other universities, such as Hohai University, China, and the Brazilian National Wetland Program. Two major tasks have included contributions to two special issues of the journal Aquatic Sciences edited by professor Wolfgang Junk:
1. Effects of Climate Change on Wetlands, Volume 75, Issue 1, 2013 (http://link.springer.com/journal/27/75/1/page/1)
Members of the alliance are planning to meet at the 10th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference in Changshu, China, 19-24 September 2016 (http://www.intecol-10iwc.com/EN/Index.aspx) to develop further joint activities and possible future linkages.