Managing sustainable water resources in China

Developing a model-based integrated water resources management system in the coastal area of Shandong, China

The Hongshui river basin located in the Northeast of Shandong province has faced threats to its continuous development over the years. Due to increasing demands from a rapidly growing population, industry and agriculture as well as insufficient water management measures, the river basin is increasingly running out of water. With the help of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) system, authorities are hoping to reverse these effects and rejuvenate the ailing basin.