Potential solutions for the problems of water pollution in China are researched at the University of Debrecen by a visiting professor from the Cantonese Sun-Yat Sen University.
Wang Ya arrived at the University of Debrecen on Monday within the framework of a multilateral agreement signed in April 2015 between the Faculty of Geography and Geo-Engineering at Sun-Yat Sen University and Shenzhen Deep Eco Ltd. on the Chinese side and the Faculty of the Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen and Aquaprofit Zrt. on the Hungarian side. The cooperation covers the study and modeling of underground water bases, the utilization possibilities of underground drinking water, the protection of water bases, and the techniques for the exploration of geothermic springs and thermal water resources.
“Professor Wang Ya has come to Debrecen under the auspices of the Agriculture Scholarship program of the faculty, which is available specifically for foreign instructors and researchers. We expect experts and scholars to come to Hungary through this opportunity primarily from China, India, Vietnam, and Central Asian countries for a one-month stay in Hungary for the purpose of initiating joint research programs and launching the preparatory activities for applications to funds. We receive instructors from universities that are ranked among the top 200 in the world,” said István Komlósi
, Dean of the Faculty of the Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management.
In his talk delivered to the students, the guest professor from Sun-Yat Sen University gave an outline of the system of underground water resources in China and the problems related to water quality in the Cantonese region. This region is located at about 200 kilometers from Hong Kong, and it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, where both the surface and the underground water resources are rather polluted due to human activities, especially in agriculture. In addition to this, it is also a seaboard area, as a consequence of which the salt sea water also causes salinization problems. It is for finding solutions for all these concerns that Wang Ya, an instructor from the third most significant university in China, has decided to come to the University of Debrecen to study Hungarian best practices and effective technologies.
At the Institute of Water and Environmental Management, complex research on water management has been conducted for several years. The institute has the appropriate laboratory background at its disposal, including cameras for taking remote sensing shots, a lab for establishing GIS or geo-informatics databases, and the appropriate data processing and storage units and software.
“Our objective is to found a research basis in our region by involving specific partners from the economic sector also in the field of waste management and sewage water treatment, so that we could enter foreign marketplaces with a diverse array of technology transfer. Efforts to find the right solutions and attempts at handling international problems are also part of the learning process. We have worked in cooperation with research personnel from Egypt before, and this current program aiming at the improvement of Chinese water quality and water management could be the next step,” said Professor János Tamás
, the head of the institute.