Wei River environmental problems get attention

Posted: 2009-12-01

Water scarcity, pollution, floods and soil erosion are problems affecting the Wei River, the largest tributary of the Yellow River. GWP China Shaanxi brought together representatives from government ministries, women's groups, scientific institutions and the media to decide on ways to address these problems. The group indentified four strategies:

1. Accelerate the Wei River Five-Year Integrated Management Plan.

2. Enforce regulations on pollution and construction.

3. Build infrastructure to increase water supplies.

4. Encourage integrated management practices to reduce silting and flooding.

The dialogue raised awareness of the need to use water efficiently and maintain water quality, particularly in the south to north inter-basin transfer scheme.

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