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Drying Up. What to do about droughts in the People's Republic of China. With a case study from Guiyang Municipality, Guizhou Province

Drying Up. What to do about droughts in the People's Republic of China. With a case study from Guiyang Municipality, Guizhou Province
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2012
  • This publication consolidates the highlights from several recent ADB technical assistance studies that relate to improving disaster risk management and water resources management in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The studies provided good references for examining how the PRC could holistically and simultaneously address its issues of water scarcity especially drought, environmental degradation, fragmented and uncoordinated management, and climate-related disasters. The publication is organized into five chapters. Each chapter begins by summarizing the magnitude of the challenges nationally and the general trend in thinking and results emanating from the central level. The second half of every chapter illustrates these realities in a specific place.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, China, Guiyang
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Ecosystem services, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Risk management, Urban areas, Water management, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, National administrations, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Key messages
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Published in 2015