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Strategy Recommendations on environmental aspects of “Revitalization of Old Industrial Bases of the Northeast”
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Source: "Some strategic considerations on water and land resources allocation, ecological environmental protection and sustainable development in northeast China" (China Academy of Engineering 2005) – Conclusion of the original study and our questions in basin-wide contexts.


After research and policy review and analysis of the CAE research team developed eight strategic recommendations for future development in the northeast:

•  Land use: Arable land area should not be increased; forest, grassland and wetland areas should not decline any further; and use of land for mining and urbanization should be controlled.


•  Agriculture: Given its obvious advantages the area should become the biggest grain producing region in the country (which it has already accomplished), with the proportion of irrigated land increasing where conditions allow. .


•  Forestry: Continue along the already selected course of reforms and protections to ensure sustainability of forest use.

•  Urbanization: Healthy development of cities requires solving the crisis in water quality and geological dangers from coal mining.

•  Mineral resource base: Increase efforts in geological survey to ensure greater availability of mineral resources, increase mining operations in neighboring countries.


•  Water quality: Protect water quality and aquatic environments; prevent pollution as a major task of "Revitalizing Old Industrial Bases of the Northeast".


•  Water limitation in the west: The western part of the region needs measures to limit use of water for homes and industries, and to protect the water supply to maintain ecological functions.


•  Water reallocation for harmony with nature: Distribution of water resources should satisfy the needs of harmonious development of man and nature. Ecosystem carrying capacity is already exceeded by the levels of industrial and agricultural development in some areas. On the basis of comprehensive water-saving measures, we should carefully proceed with water transfer projects in priority areas.



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