One of the dragons on the Nine Dragon Screen Wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing

The nominal and factual facets of China’s ‘River Chief’ System

In Chinese mythology, the dragons are the holy creatures that govern all water.... Read more

Xinjiang, Northwest China

Impacts of a warming climate on China’s ten water zones

Under global changes including a warming climate and rapid urbanisation, understanding the... Read more

What could we learn from developed countries in combating urban pluvial flooding

In July 2012, a downpour in Beijing made pluvial flooding in cities... Read more

Flooded village

Yangtze River Basin expecting more extreme rainfall under global warming and La Niña events

Extreme precipitation events are increasing both in frequency and intensity around the... Read more

Higher dry season temperature has rich implications for Chinese rivers

Under a typical monsoon climate, there are evident dry and wet seasons... Read more

Fish spawning

Less eggs produced by fish for temperature disruption out of damming rivers

A need to balance trade-off between energy and biodiversity Read more

Land use changes in the Yellow River basin since this century concentrated in its central and eastern regions

Contribution from population change and socio-economic development not to be ignored Read more

Rain in Beijing

Northern China Rivers Continue to Wither

Scientifically identifying the impacts from different drivers on river runoff is crucial to regional water management Read more

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