Title: The approach and countermeasures to solve water resource problems and reconstructing a good ecological environment in Yangtze Delta Region

Authors: Changjiang Li, Tuhua Ma, Yongjiang Wang, Xingsheng Zhu

Addresses: Zhejiang Information Center of Land and Resources, Hangzhou 310007, China. ' Zhejiang Information Center of Land and Resources, Hangzhou 310007, China. ' China Aero Geophysical Survey and Remote Sensing Center for Land and Resources, Beijing 100083, China. ' Zhejiang Information Center of Land and Resources, Hangzhou 310007, China

Abstract: The Yangtze Delta Region is now suffering from a water resources crisis and ecological destruction. An integral solution to these problems is proposed in this paper. In this scheme, a dam is built at the mouth of Hangzhou Bay, which will provide a ca.40 billion m³ freshwater reservoir under the prerequisite of keeping normal the water level of Hangzhou Bay. The reservoir will connect with the canal and lake nets of the Yangtze Delta Region. The solution will once and for all solve the lack of freshwater resources of this region, and result in a systematic reconstruction effect on the eco-environment.

Keywords: China; Yangtze Delta; water resources; eco-environment; Qiantangjiang river estuary; Hangzhou Bay reservoir; ecological destruction; freshwater resources; dam building; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2009.023079

International Journal of Water, 2009 Vol.5 No.1, pp.1 - 14

Available online: 08 Feb 2009 *

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