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Water Resources Management in the People's Republic of China

Edited By: Xuetao Sun, Robert Speed and Dajun Shen

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Nov 2009 | #183737 | ISBN-13: 9780415543576
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This book describes China's approach to allocating and managing its water resources. It looks at China's development of a water rights, including the introduction of basin planning, environmental flows, and water trading.

This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.


1. Introduction: The Development of a Water Rights System in China Xuetao Sun 2. Water Resources Management in the People's Republic of China Bin Liu and Robert Speed 3. Water Resources Allocation in the People's Republic of China Dajun Shen and Robert Speed 4. Irrigation Development and Water Rights Reform in China Roger C. Calow, Simon E. Howarth and Jinxia Wang 5. Urban Water Management in China Martin Cosier and Dajun Shen 6. Transferring and Trading Water Rights in the People's Republic of China Robert Speed 7. Approaches to Providing and Managing Environmental Flows in China Xiqin Wang, Yuan Zhang and Cassandra James 8. An Asset-based, Holistic, Environmental Flows Assessment Approach Christopher J. Gippel, Nick R. Bond, Cassandra James and Xiqin Wang 9. Balancing Environmental Flows Needs and Water Supply Reliability Christopher J. Gippel, Martin Cosier, Sharmil Markar and Changshun Liu 10. A Harmonious Water Rights Allocation Model for Shiyang River Basin, Gansu Province, China Zhongjing Wang, Hang Zheng and Xuefeng Wang 11. A Water Rights Constitution for Hangjin Irrigation District, Inner Mongolia, China Hang Zheng, Zhongjing Wang, You Liang and Roger C. Calow 12. A Comparison of Water Rights Systems in China and Australia Robert Speed

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