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DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-76469-6_1
Title (Primary) Introduction to the Sustain H2O project
Title (Secondary) Chinese water systems. Volume 1: Liaohe and Songhuajiang River Basins
Author Song, Y.; Nixdorf, E.; Xi, B.; Zhang, Y.; Kun, L.; Kong, W.; Zhang, M.; Williams, R.; Kolditz, O. ORCID logo
Publisher Song, Y.; Xi, B.; Zhang, Y.; Lei, K.; Williams, R.; Zhang, M.; Kong, W.; Kolditz, O.
Source Titel Terrestrial Environmental Sciences
Year 2018
Department ENVINF
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Language englisch
Keywords Water Environmental Capacity; Chinese Research Academy Of Environmental Sciences (CRAES); River Health Assessment; Pollutant Load Allocation; Priority Persistent Organic Pollutants
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In the framework of the EU-China Environmental Sustainability Program, the SUSTAIN H2O project was launched in 2013 and ran over 36 months until 2016. Sustain H2O is an abbreviation which stands for ”Demonstration of Pollution Discharge Management for Water Quality Improvement in the Songhuajiang-Liaohe River Basin (SLRB)”. The SLRB represents China’s old industrial base with a large number of water-polluting industries. It has been selected as it is a key river basin for water pollution control and
water environment management, with clearly defined challenges in terms of pollution emission reduction and water quality improvement. Some of these challenges/problems include excessive discharge of pollutants, no optimal load allocation mechanism of quantity control, poor water quality and severely damaged water ecology, as well as high risk of environmental pollution
accidental events that threaten the safety of drinking water sources. Moreover, the SLRB is a trans-national (transboundary) river catchment, flowing from China to Russia, and therefore is well suited as a joint Sino-EU action.

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Song, Y., Nixdorf, E., Xi, B., Zhang, Y., Kun, L., Kong, W., Zhang, M., Williams, R., Kolditz, O. (2018):
Introduction to the Sustain H2O project
In: Song, Y., Xi, B., Zhang, Y., Lei, K., Williams, R., Zhang, M., Kong, W., Kolditz, O. (eds.)
Chinese water systems. Volume 1: Liaohe and Songhuajiang River Basins
Terrestrial Environmental Sciences
Springer Nature, Cham, p. 1 - 7 10.1007/978-3-319-76469-6_1