The Yellow River runs through nine provinces in China: Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan and Shandong. The provinces have a common problem of water shortage that leads to water use conflicts. For better cooperation between the provinces, the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) makes the annual water allocation plans, water scheduling scheme and a combination of real-time scheduling instruction scheduling.
The GWP China supports the YRCC and related governmental agencies to coordinate transboundary cooperation. From 2014 to 2016, through the activities of understanding problems, identifying issues, developing solutions and monitoring and moving forward cooperation mechanism, the programme supports the annual water allocation plans to be implemented in a scientific and rational manner.
Work Package Outputs
(1) The agreement between the YRCC and nine provinces in the Yellow River Basin on annual water allocation are completed.;
(2) The water use contradiction among nine provinces, including Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan and Shandong, can be strategically solved.