Throughout Asia, government officials are grappling with major environmental management and resource concerns, including critical needs for clean water and clean energy. What is often lacking is a holistic approach to absorbing the full gamut of lessons learned and tapping appropriate resources for future sustainable development. The Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership (MD-AEP) was created to provide that holistic solutions base. With more than 500 stakeholders in our network, MD-AEP mobilizes world-class resources and expertise to address Asia’s massive energy, water and climate change needs.
MD-AEP is a unique catalyst for sustainable, environmental solutions. Our integrated water systems network provides access to world renowned environmental research, technologies and services and geographic lessons learned from the 80 years of science and research from water systems like Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the U.S. With representative offices in Beijing, Dubai and Hyderabad and Singapore, MD-AEP addresses environmental problems with 360 degree solutions approach. Participating public and private organizations gain unparalleled opportunities to join a supply chain of resources critical to navigating Asia’s environmental marketplace while also gaining access to the U.S. market.
What we offer
MD-AEP is a unique partnership builder, business catalyst and experts' network for organizations looking to provide environmental solutions in Asia. Following a sophisticated approach to business engagement, we deliver those services through our network of offices across Asia, elite-level networking/education events, trade missions, training programs, strategic partnerships and other initiatives focused on Asia’s energy, water and climate change needs.
The Chesapeake Bay Model
Maryland is home to the Chesapeake Bay. The largest and most productive estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake is often referred to as the "crown jewel" of the nation’s 850 estuaries. It is also the most researched body of water on Earth. Maryland has conducted more than 80 years of scientific research into the Chesapeake and now holds a valuable knowledge base that could benefit similar estuaries in Asia. Maryland has also pioneered a metric system named Bay Stat, which helps help decision-makers measure and track the impact of their environmental efforts. MD-AEP is keen to bring our lessons learned from Chesapeake Bay governance model to our partners in Asia.