The goal of the EcoPartnership is to facilitate a cooperative relationship between the cities for sharing of best practices and implementing targeted pilot programs that can serve as a model for other enterprises, academic/research/ management/training entities, non-governmental organizations and associations, and various levels of sub-national governments in the United States and China. Wuxi and Wichita will exchange best practices regarding clean air and clean water on a municipal and industrial level, demonstrating how these technologies can better protect the environment in a cost-effective way to promote sustainable development. The partners will also select specific demonstration projects that with applicability to the city of Wichita and spur the treatment of Taihu Lake and living standards in its vicinity.