Utah-Qinghai EcoPartnership aims to establish a State-Provincial public-private innovation alliance to foster technology cooperation, joint IP development, and demonstration projects.
On September 26, 2017, Qinghai Province and the State of Utah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen and expand cooperation begun in 2011 under the Qinghai-Utah EcoPartnership for another three years. It advances mutual prosperity through ongoing environmental cooperation among Qinghai and Utah businesses, universities, cities, counties, and districts and through a public-private innovation alliance, “The Utah-Qinghai Alliance,” to foster technology cooperation, joint intellectual property (IP) development, and demonstration projects. The cooperation will also focus on the protection of Sanjiangyuan National Park.
Inexpensive slow-sand biofilter technology demonstrated in two villages that rely on rain collection for potable water – developed by Purdue University and deployed by Purdue and Utah Universities.