China's water management - challenges and solutions

Jiang, Yanan, Chan, Faith Ka Shun, Holden, Joseph, Zhao, Yaqian and Guan, Dabo (2013) China's water management - challenges and solutions. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12 (7). pp. 1311-1321. ISSN 1582-9596

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Abstract

China has experienced enormously rapid development since the open door policy introduced in 1979. Population has increased by 30% to 1.3 billion, and the annual GDP growth rate was 9.8 % in the last few years. However, frequent water disasters in recent years have caused significant damages to China's regional growth and societies. There are huge contemporary challenges for Chinese water resource management. In this paper, we examine three major challenges for China's water resource management, which are water scarcity, water pollution and flood management. We discuss some of China's past management strategies and its future water management plans which come with major new investment. China will be further developed during this century and we provide some thoughts on water resource management that could be undertaken in China to increase resilience in face of a capricious future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: china,climate extremes,flood risk,pollution,water resources management,water scarcity,environmental engineering,management, monitoring, policy and law,pollution ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 00:08
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 10:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59505
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