Risk management system for Tai Lake Basin

Mathematical models and DSS for enhanced management of Tai Lake Basin

The water quality of Tai Lake Basin has been deteriorating every year since the 1980s. At present, Tai Lake is one of the most polluted in PRC. This is mainly a result of organic contamination, which leads eutrophication. Due to the lack of a comprehensive water quality management system, there was no efficient way to manage this pollution problem in Tai Lake Basin. In order to reduce the threat of socio-economic losses and ecological damage due to inefficient management of pollution incidents, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (PRC) approached us to come up with a solution. We developed various mathematical models of the Tai Lake Basin. Based on these models and our Decision Support System (DSS) technology, we also created a water environment risk management system, thereby facilitating better management of the precious resource.