On September 23-24, 2020, the 2nd National Forum on Agricultural Water Saving and Rural Water Supply Development & Rural Drinking Water Safety and Poverty Alleviation Experience Exchange Conference was held in Jinzhong, Shanxi. Kang Shaozhong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and chairman of the China Agricultural Water Conservation and Rural Water Supply Technology Association, delivered a speech and a special report at the opening ceremony. In his speech, he put forward five suggestions including “establishing an agricultural water-saving development fund”.
Chang Shuming, Mayor of Jinzhong City, Wang Guiping, first-level inspector of Shanxi Water Resources Department, and Wang Fuxiang, deputy director of the National Agricultural Technology Extension Service Center, delivered speeches respectively. Ni Wenjin, first-level inspector and deputy director of the Rural Water Resources and Hydropower Department of the Ministry of Water Resources, Zhang Yushan, deputy director of the National Water Conservation Office, and Zhao Leshi, director of the China Irrigation and Drainage Development Center, attended the meeting and delivered speeches. Zhang Xu, executive vice president of China Agricultural Water Saving and Rural Water Supply Technology Association, presided over the opening ceremony.
Peng Jing, deputy dean of the China Academy of Water Resources and Hydropower Sciences, Xu Ping, deputy director of the Science and Technology Promotion Center of the Ministry of Water Resources, Liu Jinmei, deputy director of the Water Conservation Promotion Center of the Ministry of Water Resources, Han Zhenzhong, chief engineer of the China Irrigation and Drainage Development Center, and Kang Jian, director of the Planning and Finance Department of the Poverty Alleviation Office of the State Council, Jin Ding Xueqin, Vice Mayor of Zhongshi City, Lian Jianhua, Vice Chairman of Jinzhong CPPCC and Secretary-General of the Government, Vice Chairman of the Third Council of China Agricultural Water Conservation and Rural Water Supply Technology Association Deng Shaobo, Gao Zhanyi, Yan Jiashi, Tang Song, Liu Ruifeng, Wang Chong, Zhao Jianmin and Secretary-General Wu Yuqin attended the meeting.
At the meeting, Academician Kang Shaozhong and Chief Engineer Han Zhenzhong respectively gave special reports entitled “Agricultural Water Saving and Modernization of Irrigation Districts” and “Four Wheel Drive” Agricultural Water Saving Development”.
At the awarding ceremony of the award-winning essays of “Agricultural Water Saving” and “Rural Drinking Water Safety”, the guests attended the award-winning collectives and individuals with award certificates and bonuses for encouragement.
At the same time, the conference held the third meeting of the third council of the China Agricultural Water Saving and Rural Water Supply Technology Association, the rural water supply branch, the rural drinking water safety and poverty alleviation experience exchange meeting, the inaugural meeting of the rural water conservancy information branch, the general meeting of the management professional committee, agriculture Water-saving equipment branch and the annual meeting of the Water Agronomy Festival.
During the meeting, the participants visited Juxin Modern Agriculture in Taigu District, Jinzhong City, Qixian Rural Water Supply Company’s sub-flood plant and the 10,000-mu efficient water-saving irrigation project.
It is understood that this conference is under the guidance of the Department of Rural Water Resources and Hydropower of the Ministry of Water Resources and other units and hosted by the China Agricultural Water Conservation and Rural Water Supply Technology Association. The conference was supported by the State Council’s Poverty Alleviation Office, National Water Conservation Office, China Irrigation and Drainage Development Center, National Agricultural Technology Extension Service Center, Ministry of Water Resources Science and Technology Extension Center, Chinese Academy of Water Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Agricultural University, Shanxi Provincial Department of Water Resources, Shanxi Strong support from the Chinese Municipal Government and other units. From the heads of the relevant departments and bureaus of the Ministry of Water Resources, the heads of the relevant departments of the Shanxi Provincial Water Resources Department, the heads of the relevant departments of the Jinzhong City Government, representatives of some regional water administration and water supply departments, representatives of member units, and representatives of award-winning essays. As well as more than 400 people including experts and scholars from relevant universities, scientific research institutes, institutions, related enterprises, and news media representatives participated in this conference.