October 2009: Cowater Hosts Senior Bangladesh Department of Environment Officials

Cowater recently hosted a successful study tour for the Director General and senior officials of the Department of Environment of Bangladesh to study good environmental management practices in Canada, as part of the CIDA-funded Bangladesh Environmental Institutional Strengthening Project. During their visit, the delegation met with Environment Canada and the Ministry of Environment and Forests to learn about government strategy and policies, and to review the challenges of carrying out environmental assessments and enforcement while responding to the pressures from various stakeholders, as well as with several industry leaders and citizens’ associations. The study tour was considered a great success, and provided an opportunity for sharing of best practices between Canada and Bangladesh.