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Monday, 08 July 2013 05:22

Yellow river : The PRC’s extensive water management framework extends vertically and horizontally from the central government to its townships and villages

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The Yellow River – the second-longest river in the People’s Republic of China and one of the ten longest rivers in the world – plays an important role in the national economy.

 

Managing the basin is the Yellow River Conservancy Commission, established under the Ministry of Water Resources. The Commission works closely with nine provinces and local governments, and serves as the Asia Pacific Water Forum’s regional knowledge hub on decision-support systems for river basin management.

The Yellow River Conservancy Commission has collaborated with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other partners on several innovative projects. One such project, supported by ADB, helped to mitigate future flood risk in the lower reaches of the river through a combination of structural and non structural investments. Another successful project, supported by the World Bank, reduced sediment flow from the Loess Plateau into the river through regeneration of grass, tree and shrub cover on previously cultivated slopes, together with improved farming techniques and water harvesting to provide water storage for domestic and agricultural use.

 

This is an excerpt of a case study from WaterWealth, a publication on basin management across Asia and the Pacific. WaterWealth is available for download on the

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