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Title: Cost-effectiveness of policy options for sustainable wetland conservation : a case study of Qixinghe Wetland, China
Authors: Wu Jian
Wang Xiaoxia
Niu Kunyu
Li Shushan
Keywords: WETLANDS
HABITAT
WATER SUPPLY
ECOSYSTEMS
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
WATER DISTRIBUTION
BREEDING GROUND
WETLAND CONSERVATION
WATER SAVING PRACTICES
CHINA
QIXINGHE WETLANDS
SANJIANG PLAIN
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EEPSEA, IDRC Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore, SG
Series/Report no.: EEPSEA research report series / IDRC. Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia; no. 2009-RR6
Abstract: This EEPSEA study from China assesses a number of potential policy options that could help protect the Qixinghe Wetlands which lie in the country’s Sanjiang Plain. The region’s wetlands are the most important breeding ground and migration route for waterfowls in Northeastern Asia, and provide a habitat for numerous species of wildlife. They face many challenges, one of the most significant being the disruption of the water supplies that feed them. Agriculture is the main cause of this problem, accounting for more than 75% of the total water use in the area. As the flow of water entering the wetlands is diverted, its ecosystem is damaged. This problem affects many wetland areas in China. The study is the work of a team of researchers from Renmin University of China, led by Wu Jian. It assesses the best way to reduce the conflict between wetland water needs and off-site water use. Its overall aim is to help policy makers decide how best to balance economic development with wetland conservation. The study recommends that the local government should reconstruct the irrigation system in the area surrounding the Qixinghe Wetlands as soon as possible. At the same time, training on water saving practices should be promoted amongst farmers. The study also suggests how these two key policies could be supported by improvements in conservation funding and management.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46158
ISBN: 978-981-08-4768-5
Project Number: 003591
Project Title: EEPSEA (Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia) - Phase III
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2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009

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