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Water resources research to support a sustainable China


  • Peiyue Li
  • Hui Qian


Water resources are the basis for the sustainable development of China. However, the country is currently facing alarming water-related problems associated with its fast economic development and climate change. This editorial introduces briefly the status of its water resources research at the national level and the researcher level. It also introduces the research reported in this thematic issue to highlight its role in addressing flood and water-scarcity issues, improving water management in inland plains and supporting the sustainable development of the country. Finally, some further recommendations for improving water resources research in China are offered.

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  • Peiyue Li & Hui Qian, 2018. "Water resources research to support a sustainable China," International Journal of Water Resources Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(3), pages 327-336, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:cijwxx:v:34:y:2018:i:3:p:327-336
    DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2018.1452723

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