Dam Safety technology project in co-operation with Chinese

The general purpose is to establish the cooperation between the two countries in the field of dam safety and related technologies. This will be implemented by sharing experiences, testing new technologies and by developing monitoring methods and systems for risk management purposes. Further the purpose is to create cooperation opportunities and commercial openings for R&D institutes and consulting companies from both countries.

Dam Safety Management Center of MoWR in cooperation with Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI) is the responsible Chinese organization. The Finnish counterpart is the Kainuu Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Kainuu ELY), which is the dam safety authority in Finland under the guidance of MoAF.

China Water Enterprise Confederation (CWEC) and Finnish Water Forum (FWF) are responsible for the company cooperation.

The core of the implementation are the “twinning” projects in which methods, technologies and approaches are studied, developed and tested in practise. The parties will select 2 – 3 dams of topical interest, allocate needed resources and financing in each country. Each party will cover their own costs incurred in implementing the cooperation. Synergies with China EU Water Platform (CEWP) will utilized as well as available relevant financing.

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                                       Project Report 06/2019


The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in the field of water resources between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland (MoAF) and the Ministry of Water Resources of China (MoWR) was signed in Beijing on 25 Feb 2014. This project is one of the ways to put the Memorandum in practice.



Published 2018-06-15 at 11:40, updated 2019-06-06 at 7:41