Water Protection and Pollution in the U.S.

On the 50th anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River fire, international visitors from China will travel to Cleveland to take a firsthand look at the extensive local efforts to protect our most vital asset: clean, fresh, accessible water. While in Northeast Ohio, visitors will assess U.S. water management programs and discuss strategies on establishing bilateral, […]

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Sustainable Cities

Urban planners, architects, environmental experts, and civil society leaders representing 21 countries will be in Cleveland to explore how local government and community organizations are advancing sustainability. Visitors will experience a case study in how Northeast Ohio is working to improve environmental resiliency through collaboration in order to promote a green city on a blue […]

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Water Resources Mangement

As efforts continue to grow to protect shared water resources that are at risk from pollution, depletion, population growth and rainfall changes, international visitors will travel to Cleveland to focus on Northeast Ohio’s experience in protecting its most valuable resource: freshwater. The visitors will examine innovative financial, scientific and technical strategies for assessing, monitoring and […]

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Power Sector Modernization

With a number of cutting edge energy and power generation technologies in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland will host a group of 11 Iraqi government and energy officials who are here to gain an understanding of the United States power sector. Visitors will be exposed to infrastructure, policies, regulations, economic factors, and renewable energy technologies that are […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Private sector support for the environment, welfare and human rights has the potential to positively impact communities and the bottom line. Visitors from Bangladesh, Cyprus, Finland, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia will be traveling to Cleveland to explore how corporations have given back to Northeast Ohio’s economy and environment. Additionally, conversations and a volunteer […]

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Technological Advances in Science, Energy, Health, and the Environment

Two British IVLP participants with professional backgrounds in journalism and STEM policy advocacy will be in Cleveland to explore the wide array of innovations under development here along with understanding the institutions and individuals behind scientific advances. The visitors will meet with the Great Lakes Energy Institute, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal […]

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Energy Security and Climate Change Resilience

Growing trends towards a “green energy” economy influence how international cooperation, environmental technologies, and government policies will develop in future years. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs presents a project that will incorporate these themes to educate participants in U.S. energy policy formulation, facilitate conversations about U.S.-European energy policy concerns, and to discuss strategies for […]

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