Water Science & Technology in China: A Roadmap to 2050

  • Changming Liu
  • Mingan Shao
  • Yi Wang
  • Xiyong Hou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Changming Liu, Mingan Shao, Yi Wang, Xiyong Hou
    Pages 1-4
  3. Changming Liu, Mingan Shao, Yi Wang, Xiyong Hou
    Pages 5-36
  4. Changming Liu, Mingan Shao, Yi Wang, Xiyong Hou
    Pages 37-52
  5. Changming Liu, Mingan Shao, Yi Wang, Xiyong Hou
    Pages 53-58
  6. Changming Liu, Mingan Shao, Yi Wang, Xiyong Hou
    Pages 59-77
  7. Changming Liu, Mingan Shao, Yi Wang, Xiyong Hou
    Pages 78-110
  8. Changming Liu, Mingan Shao, Yi Wang, Xiyong Hou
    Pages 111-114
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 115-123

About this book


As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of  water science. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety, the general and sub-group reports analyze the evolution and laws governing the development of science and technology, describe the decisive impact of science and technology on the modernization process, predict that the world is on the eve of an impending S&T revolution, and call for China to be fully prepared for this new round of S&T advancement. Based on the detailed study of the demands on S&T innovation in China's modernization, the reports draw a framework for eight basic and strategic systems of socio-economic development with the support of science and technology, work out China's S&T roadmaps for the relevant eight basic and strategic systems in line with China's reality, further detail S&T initiatives of strategic importance to China's modernization, and provide S&T decision-makers with comprehensive consultations for the development of S&T innovation consistent with China's reality. Supported by illustrations and tables of data, the reports provide researchers, government officials and entrepreneurs with guidance concerning research directions, the planning process, and investment.

Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the nation's highest academic institution in natural sciences. Its major responsibilities are to conduct research in basic and technological sciences, to undertake nationwide integrated surveys on natural resources and ecological environment, to provide the country with scientific data and consultations for government's decision-making, to undertake government-assigned projects with regard to key S&T problems in the process of socio-economic development, to initiate personnel training, and to promote China's high-tech enterprises through its active engagement in these areas.


2050 China’s water resource S&T roadmaps modernization water resource S&T revolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Changming Liu
    • 1
  • Mingan Shao
    • 2
  • Yi Wang
    • 3
  • Xiyong Hou
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources ResearchCASBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Soil and Water ConservationCAS & Ministry of Water ResourcesYangling, ShaanxiChina
  3. 3.Institute of Policy and ManagmentCASBeijingChina
  4. 4.Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone ResearchCASYantai, ShandongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Science Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23631-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23632-7
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