On the 19th of October the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Water Resources, Li Xiaohua, visited at the head of a Chinese delegation the AEI to examine the comprehensive development and utilization of natural and cultural resources in rivers and lakes, including in the area of disaster prevention, to learn about multi-objective development policies and management experiences in rivers and lakes, to establish bilateral technical exchanges and cooperation mechanisms, to build technology introduction and project cooperation platforms, to look for cooperation and to learn about conservation of natural and cultural resources. Markus Schratter, General Manager of AEI, made a short presentation about the Agency. From the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology Mag. Alexander Unkart, from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research Mag. Martin Thenmayer and from the Geologische Bundesanstalt Dr. Gerhard Schubert took part.