German contributions to the Major Water Program in China: “Innovation Cluster–Major Water”
- 220 Downloads
Within the German research initiative CLIENT (International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment that is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF), several projects started recently to support China in solving the water problems in selected areas: SINOWATER (Dian Lake and Liao River), SIGN (Tai Lake) and Urban Catchments (Chao Lake). These German–Chinese cooperation projects by BMBF and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) officially started with the inauguration event held on 7 May 2015 in Beijing where a joint declaration between the Chinese and German ministries was signed.
These German-Chinese cooperation projects have been made possible due to the funding by BMBF and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) based on the joint declaration of 7. May 2015. The three projects: SIGN (Grant number 02WCL1336A-O, coordinated by TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser Karlsruhe), SINOWATER (Grant number 02WCL1335A-F, coordinated by Research Institute for Water and Waste Management (FiW) at the RWTH Aachen University e.V.) and Urban Catchments (Grant number 02WCL1337A, coordinated by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ and Technical University of Dresden) are funded as part of the German research initiative CLIENT (International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment) by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). We are very grateful to the KIT Project Management Agency Karlsruhe and the BMBF-Project Office Clean Water in Shanghai (Nicole Umlauf) for the continuous support of the Sino-German research activities. We also greatly appreciate the support by the Chinese Ministries for Science and Technology (MoST), Environmental Protection (MEP), Housing and Rural–Urban Development (MoHURD), and Water Resources (MWR). We are grateful to the Chaohu Lake Management Authority and Chaohu City for their support to the “Managing Water Resources for Urban Catchments”. The assistance of the local stakeholders such as Suzhou Water Group, Taihu Authority Bureau, Wuxi Office for Pollution Control of Tai Lake, and Environmental Protection Bureaus to the SIGN project is invaluable. We thank our colleagues from Tongji University (Shanghai), NIGLAS (Nanjing), CAS Hydrobiology (Wuhan), CRAES (Beijing), Jiangnan University (Wuxi), Tsinghua University (Beijing) for their fruitful and essential scientific collaboration. We are very grateful to Anne Marie de Grosbois for the excellent editorial work on the manuscript.
- Bergmann A, Bi Y, Chen L, Floehr T, Henkelmann B, Holbach A, Hollert H, Hu W, Kranzioch I, Klumpp E, Küppers S, Norra S, Ottermanns R, Pfister G, Roß-Nickoll M, Schäffer A, Schleicher N, Schmidt B, Scholz-Starke B, Schramm K-W, Subklew G, Tiehm A, Temoka C, Wang J, Westrich B, Wilken R-D, Wolf A, Xinag X, Yuan Y (2012) The Yangtze-Hydro project: a Chinese–German environmental program. Environ Sci Pollut Res 19(4):1341–1344CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Göppel M, Eichinger L, Traub R, Loosli HH (1998) Tracing the source of NO3 by means of 15N/18O-isotopic fingerprints. In: Isotope techniques in the study of environmental change. Proceedings Series—IAEA: 788–794Google Scholar
- Grambow M (2008) Water management: Integrated water resources management from theory to practice (Wassermanagement: Integriertes Wasser-Ressourcenmanagement von der Theorie zur Umsetzung). Vieweg, Wiesbaden (in German) Google Scholar
- Grambow M, He Y, Xu W, Song Y (2011) Water management: Integrated water resources management from theory to practice (Wassermanagement- Integriertes Wasser-Ressourcenmanagement von der Theorie zur Umsetzung, Open image in new window). Chinese Environmental Science Press, Beijing (in German) Google Scholar
- Koester S, Yao G, Pinnekamp J (2009) Case study of China: membrane technology as an essential key to the future of wastewater treatment. Conference proceedings of the 8th Aachen conference on water and membranes (Aachener Tagung Wasser und Membranen) 27–28 Oktober 2009. ISBN: 3-8107-0064-9Google Scholar
- Rinke K, Kuehn B, Bocaniov S, Wendt-Potthoff K, Büttner O, Tittel J, Schultze M, Herzsprung P, Rönicke H, Rink K, Rinke K, Dietze M, Matthes M, Paul L, Friese K (2013) Reservoirs as sentinels of catchments: the Rappbode Reservoir Observatory (Harz Mountains, Germany). Environ Earth Sci 69(2):523–536CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Seegert J, Berendonk TU, Bernhofer C et al (2014) Integrated water resources management under different hydrological, climatic and socio-economic conditions: results and lessons learned from a transdisciplinary IWRM project IWAS. Environ Earth Sci 72(12):4677–4687. doi: 10.1007/s12665-014-3877-2 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Siekmann T, Mueller K (2011) Adaptive potential of the stormwater management in urban areas faced by the climate change. Lecture at the 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD)”, 11–16 September 2011, Porto Alegre, BrasilGoogle Scholar
- Tian ZY, Tu X, Song YH et al (2013) Research on physical–chemical and biochemical combined technology in the treatment of refractory petrochemical dry-spun acrylic fiber wastewater. Eng Sci 3:80–87Google Scholar
- Voerkelius S, Eichinger L, Hölzl S (1991) 15N, 18O and 206, 207Pb isotope investigations for origin assignment of Nitrate and lead in groundwater, IAEA-SM-319Google Scholar
- Zimmermann U, Wagner T, Kezhen C (2012) Lake Dianchi Kunming, project clear lake, summary phases 1, 2 and 3. SWISSWATER Ltd., ZurichGoogle Scholar