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Review on hotspots, challenges, and the future of river management strategies in China

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  • Y. Ji, Kochi University, Nanchang Institute of Technology
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  • J. Zhang, Nanchang Institute of Technology
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  • H. Zhang, Kochi University
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  • X. C. Liu, Nanchang Institute of Technology
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  • N. C. Wu
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  • G. T. Cai, Nanchang Institute of Technology

Aim: Review of the new research on medium- and large-sized rivers in China and its impact to develop more rational management strategies for medium- and large-sized rivers. Methodology: Papers on rivers-related research in China published over the past 15 years (2004-2018) were summarised through statistical analyses. The main topics, data sources and contributions were also summarised, and representative papers were presented to illustrate milestones and contributions. Results: The management strategies of medium- and large-sized rivers shifted remarkably from traditional agricultural utilisation of floods and water resources to ecological protection. Water resources and pollution, conservancy projects and flooding and droughts were the four most focused research areas. Interpretation: Chinese economy significantly contributed to the change in river management strategies over the last two decades.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Environmental Biology
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

    Research areas

  • Ecological protection, Hotspots, River management

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