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South-to-North Water Transfer

On the morning of June 12the Business School successfully held the 37th Teacher Development Center Forum of the Nanjing Normal University Business School. Zhuang Miao, an associate researcher at the Southwest University of Finance and Economics and Western China Economic Research Center, was invited to be the keynote speaker of this forum, presenting a wonderful academic report entitled "China's South-to-North Water Transfer Analysis of Water Efficiency of Urban Agglomerations – A Performance Analysis and Optimization Strategy from the Perspective of Total Factors". The graduate students and teachers of business school participated in the activity.

Miao Zhuang, Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Management, Doctor of Management, Postdoctoral of Economics. Published papers by the first author in Environmental and Resource Economics, Applied Geography, Journal of Cleaner Production, China Industrial Economy and other publications. He presided over the projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation and the Special Subsidy of the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation.

At the beginning of the report, researcher Zhuang Miao first introduced the main content and great strategic significance of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. The South-to-North Water Diversion Project is a strategic project in China, which is divided into three lines: east, middle and west. The main water supply areas are Henan, Hebei, Beijing and Tianjin. Then, he took the economic and ecological significance of the "South-to-North Water Diversion" as the entry point to deeply analyze the water efficiency of urban agglomeration along the "South-to-North Water Diversion Project". Modern environmental economics regards water resources as an important production resource, especially in urban and regional areas. The efficiency of water use will affect the ecological and economic benefits of the city to a large extent. Total factor productivity and fluctuations in water use efficiency. From the perspective of efficiency, Zhuang Miao examined the water use efficiency of the Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and other urban agglomerations in the “South-to-North Water Transfer Project”, calculated and compared the water use efficiency and differences of urban agglomerations, and proposed important strategies to optimize the urban agglomerations along the "South-to-North Water Diversion Project".

In his explanation, Zhuang Miao took several practical problems as examples and used humorous words to analyze the complicated academic research process in a concise and vivid way. He also encouraged the graduate students present to proceed from realistic policies and bravely solve all difficulties encountered in academic research.