This book summarizes the achievements and experience of the Yangtze River rehabilitation and protection, analyzes the new situation and requirements of the Yangtze River rehabilitation and protection, and discusses the main issues and their solution alternatives for the Yangtze River rehabilitation and protection efforts. The Yangtze River, respected as the mother river of the Chinese nation, contributes immensely toward the socio-economic development of China and braces up national strategies such as the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, etc. Whether the Yangtze River is under good stewardship has implications on not only the well-being of more than 400 million inhabitants in the basin, but also in a broader sense the overall sustainability of socio-economic development of the whole country. This book which has two parts, provides a multidirectional analysis of Yangtze River rehabilitation and protection. The first part explores the stages, achievements, and future of the Yangtze rehabilitation and protection. Major issues existing in the Yangtze River Basin rehabilitation and protection are discussed in the second part. Many pictures, charts, and diagrams are involved providing an understanding of the situation of the Yangtze River Basin.
Chapter 1. Importance of Yangtze River
Chapter 2. Stages of Yangtze River Rehabilitation and Protection
Chapter 3. Achievements in Rehabilitation and Protection
Chapter 4. Situation Facing the Yangtze Rehabilitation and Protection in the New Era
Chapter 5. Visions on Yangtze River Rehabilitation and Protection
Chapter 6. Strategic Measures
Chapter 7. Master Plan of the Yangtze River Basin
Chapter 8. Change of River-lake Relation and the Regulation of Dongting and Poyang Lakes
Chapter 9. Master Plan of the Yangtze River Basin
Chapter 10. Joint Operation of the Group Reservoirs
Chapter 11. Water Resources Protection
Chapter 12. Major Scientific and Technological Research Subjects
The Changjiang Water Resources Commission (CWRC) is a river basin authority dispatched by the Ministry of Water Resources to exercise water administrative functions in the Yangtze River Basin and other river basins of southwestern China (west to and inclusive of the Lancang River). Established in February 1950, the CWRC has 15,000 employees, among whom there are more than 7,600 technical professionals, including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and national engineering survey and design masters. The CWRC is in charge of flood control and disaster mitigation, comprehensive utilization of water resources, water ecological environment protection and restoration, and integrated river basin management. lt compiled and revised the Master Plan of the Yangtze River Basin, and has drawn the attention of the world by designing water conservancy projects such as the Three Gorges Project, the Middle Route of the South to North Water Transfer Project, flood diversion works on the Jingjiang River section, and the Gezhouba and Danjiangkou projects.