ACEDP largest project ‘River Health & Environmental Flow in China’ launched
The River Health project aims to trial and adapt Australian approaches to river health and environmental flows assessments in three pilot river basins in China. It comprises field elements and significant capacity building and communications elements focused on the Yellow River, Pearl River and Da Liao River Basins.
More than 40 attendees from the Ministry of Water Resources, China (MWR), the Ministry of Environmental Protection, China (MEP), WWF, Asian Development Bank (ADB), research institutes, universities, AusAID and MOFCOM were present at the launch, including Ms Chris Schweizer from the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage & the Arts, who is a member of the Project Steering Committee.
Activities have commenced with a three-week technical training / study tour of Australia in late November 2009, and field work in the Liao and Pearl Rivers.