Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 1341–1344 | Cite as

The Yangtze-Hydro Project: a Chinese–German environmental program

  • A. Bergmann
  • Y. Bi
  • L. Chen
  • T. Floehr
  • B. Henkelmann
  • A. Holbach
  • H. Hollert
  • W. Hu
  • I. Kranzioch
  • E. Klumpp
  • S. Küppers
  • S. Norra
  • R. Ottermanns
  • G. Pfister
  • M. Roß-Nickoll
  • A. Schäffer
  • N. Schleicher
  • B. Schmidt
  • B. Scholz-Starke
  • K.-W. Schramm
  • G. Subklew
  • A. Tiehm
  • C. Temoka
  • J. Wang
  • B. Westrich
  • R.-D. Wilken
  • A. Wolf
  • X. Xiang
  • Y. Yuan
Commentary

Abstract

Water of good quality is one of the basic needs of human life. Worldwide, great efforts are being undertaken for an assured water supply. In this respect, one of the largest water technology projects worldwide is the Yangtze Three Gorges Dam in China. There is a need for extensive scientific and technical understanding of the challenges arising from this large hydrological engineering project. German and Chinese groups from various scientific fields are collaborating to provide knowledge for the sustainable management of the reservoir. In this project description, the Yangtze Three Gorges Dam Project, its goals and challenges, are described in brief, and the contributions of the German research projects are presented.

Keywords

Water quality Human impact Research cooperation Yangtze River 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bergmann
    • 1
  • Y. Bi
    • 2
    • 10
  • L. Chen
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. Floehr
    • 5
  • B. Henkelmann
    • 6
  • A. Holbach
    • 7
  • H. Hollert
    • 5
  • W. Hu
    • 7
  • I. Kranzioch
    • 8
  • E. Klumpp
    • 9
  • S. Küppers
    • 4
  • S. Norra
    • 7
  • R. Ottermanns
    • 5
  • G. Pfister
    • 6
  • M. Roß-Nickoll
    • 5
  • A. Schäffer
    • 5
  • N. Schleicher
    • 7
  • B. Schmidt
    • 5
  • B. Scholz-Starke
    • 5
  • K.-W. Schramm
    • 6
    • 10
  • G. Subklew
    • 11
  • A. Tiehm
    • 8
  • C. Temoka
    • 10
  • J. Wang
    • 2
    • 10
  • B. Westrich
    • 12
  • R.-D. Wilken
    • 1
  • A. Wolf
    • 1
  • X. Xiang
    • 13
    • 4
  • Y. Yuan
    • 5
  1. 1.IWW Water CentreWater Resources ManagementMülheim/RuhrGermany
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of HydrobiologyChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Environmental and Resource SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Central Division of Analytical ChemistryResearch Centre JülichJülichGermany
  5. 5.Institute of Biology VRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Ecological ChemistryHelmholtz Zentrum München–German Research Center for Environmental HealthNeuherbergGermany
  7. 7.Institute for Mineralogy and GeochemistryKarlruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  8. 8.Water Technology CenterKarlsruheGermany
  9. 9.Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, AgrosphereResearch Centre JülichJülichGermany
  10. 10.Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, BiosciencesTechnische Universität MünchenFreisingGermany
  11. 11.Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant SciencesResearch Centre JülichJülichGermany
  12. 12.Institute of Hydraulic EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  13. 13.School of Geographical SciencesSouthwest UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China

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