The four-day “2015 Boao Forum for Asia” was held in the scenic town in Hainan Province with the theme of "Asia's New Future: Toward a Community of Common Destiny" from March 26 to 29, 2015. It is the first top-level multilateral forum in China after the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held earlier this month. Prof. Wang Hao, Acting Chair of GWP China was invited to the forum as the distinguished professional and addressed to the side event "Water Security and Soil Contamination" on March 28. His speech involved the IWRM principles and suggestions on revising the Law of Environmental Protection and the Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control, released by the State Council in 2015, regarding their pollution discharge standard for better development of water and environment in China. Mr. Xi Jinping, the President of China, met Prof. Wang Hao and other renowned professionals at the Forum.
As a non-government, non-profit international organization, Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is the most prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share visions on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. The Forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals. Initiated in 1998 by Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan, Boao Forum for Asia was formally inaugurated in February 2001. Countries across the region have responded with strong support and great enthusiasm, and the world has listened attentively to the voice coming from a tiny, quiet and scenic island at the southernmost part of China – Boao, the permanent site of the Annual Conference of the Forum since 2002.