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German contributions to the Major Water Program in China: “Innovation Cluster–Major Water”

  • M. Dohmann
  • C. Chen
  • M. Grambow
  • O. Kolditz
  • P. Krebs
  • K. R. Schmidt
  • G. Subklew
  • A. Tiehm
  • P. Wermter
  • X. H. Dai
  • Z. L. Liao
  • W. Meng
  • Y. H. Song
  • D. Yin
  • B. H. Zheng
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Abstract

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.

Notes

Acknowledgments

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dohmann
    • 1
  • C. Chen
    • 3
    • 7
  • M. Grambow
    • 2
  • O. Kolditz
    • 3
    • 4
    • 7
  • P. Krebs
    • 4
  • K. R. Schmidt
    • 5
  • G. Subklew
    • 5
  • A. Tiehm
    • 5
  • P. Wermter
    • 1
  • X. H. Dai
    • 6
  • Z. L. Liao
    • 6
  • W. Meng
    • 8
  • Y. H. Song
    • 8
  • D. Yin
    • 6
  • B. H. Zheng
    • 8
  1. 1.Research Institute for Water and Waste Management (FiW) at the RWTH Aachen University e.V.AachenGermany
  2. 2.Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz (StMUV)MunichGermany
  3. 3.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)LeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  5. 5.TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum WasserKarlsruheGermany
  6. 6.College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  7. 7.Sino-German Research Centre for Environmental Information Science (RCEIS)LeipzigGermany
  8. 8.Chinese Research Academy of Environmental SciencesBeijingChina

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