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Yellow River Comprehensive Assessment, Basin Features and Issues

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Zhu, Zhongping; Giordano, Mark; Cai, Ximing; Molden, David; Shangchi, Hong
Date: 2003
Agency: International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Working Paper, no. 57
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/4820
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): river basins
water management
scarcity
conservation
flood management
soil
Abstract: "A new report assessing the state of China's Yellow River could offer hope in providing much needed answers to the critical water management problems facing the countries 2nd longest river. The assessment carried out by researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC). The report was carried out as part of the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, an international research program. The findings are stark. They highlight the four major challenges currently facing the river as being increased water scarcity, degraded environment, massive soil conservation needs and constant flood threats."

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