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000030021 041__ $$aEnglish
000030021 100__ $$aZhu, Q.
000030021 245__ $$aEnvironmental Restoration in the Shiyang River Basin, China: Conservation, Reallocation and More Efficient Use of Water
000030021 260__ $$c2014
000030021 269__ $$c//
000030021 300__ $$a24-34
000030021 500__ $$aOpen access article
000030021 520__ $$aOverexploitation of water resources in the Shiyang River Basin, an inland river in Gansu, China has promoted a prosperous agricultural economy but at the same time caused downstream flows to sharply reduce and the groundwater table to fall rapidly. This has degraded local ecosystems and caused the terminal lake to completely dry up. A project for addressing these problems was initiated aimed at rescuing a downstream oasis that was at risk of being buried by the moving dunes. During the project implementation, the irrigation area has been decreased, a water conservation program introduced and water use reallocated between upstream and downstream users and between economic and ecosystem services. Positive results have started to appear. The main factors in this preliminary success are positive political will and central government support; the acceptance and wide participation by water users and the establishment of a powerful integrated water resources management organisation.
000030021 653__ $$aEcosystem Restoration
000030021 653__ $$aWater Reallocation
000030021 653__ $$aWater Conservation
000030021 653__ $$aInland River Basin
000030021 653__ $$aArid Area
000030021 700__ $$aLi, Y.
000030021 773__ $$pAquatic Procedia
000030021 773__ $$v2 (0)
000030021 773__ $$ahttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aqpro.2014.07.005
000030021 8564_ $$uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214241X14000066$$yExternal link (Open access)
000030021 980__ $$aARTICLE