The Review of River Health Assessment in China

  • Cun Liu
  • Shi-Lu Zhang
  • Wen-Yan Cui
  • Chao Lin
  • Jun Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Earth Sciences book series (EESCI)

Abstract

This paper makes a systematic overview of the development process of evaluation on China river health growing out of nothing and summarizes the explanations of the river health concept made by famous experts and scholars in China to obtain the essence of river health evaluation. This paper compares the domestic typical evaluation methods and summarizes the common advantages and disadvantages of these methods. Based on the above-mentioned summary, this paper concludes that the research direction of health evaluation is the urban river health evaluation, biological habitat evaluation, research on the river ecological base flow and evaluation on the influence of inter-basin water transfer. Finally, this paper gives a brief prospect of China’s river health evaluation work in the future.

Keywords

River health Evaluation method Evaluation index Research direction 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The researchers would like to extend their thanks to The National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2016YFC0401401-6) & Hebei Provincial Research Center of Water Ecological Civilization &Social Governance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cun Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shi-Lu Zhang
    • 2
  • Wen-Yan Cui
    • 2
  • Chao Lin
    • 3
  • Jun Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Water Conservancy and HydropowerHebei University of EngineeringHandanChina
  2. 2.Ministry of Water Resources, Haihe River Water Conservancy CommissionTianjinChina
  3. 3.Zhanghe Uptream Management Bureau, Haihe River Water Conservancy CommissionHandanChina

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