Climate change, water management and stakeholder analysis in the Dongjiang River basin in South China

Liang Emlyn Yang, Faith Ka Shun Chan, Jürgen Scheffran

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Abstract

This article proposes a systematic analysis of water management and allocation on the scale of a river basin, considering climate impacts and stakeholder networks in the Dongjiang River basin in South China. Specific approaches are integrated to explore various subtopics. Findings indicate a slight increase of precipitation in the basin and strong fluctuations in this century due to climate extremes, which may lead to seasonal or quality-related water shortages. It is highlighted that alternative options for holistic water management are needed in the basin, and participatory water allocation mechanisms and establishment of a basin-wide management framework could be helpful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-191
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • China
  • Climate change
  • Dongjiang River basin
  • stakeholder analysis
  • water allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Water Science and Technology

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