(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Transboundary water vulnerability and its drivers in China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FENG Y. (1) ; HE D. (1) ;
(1) Asian International Rivers Center, Yunnan University, Kunming, CHINE


Competitive use of transboundary freshwater resources is becoming one of the key factors influencing regional peace and political relationship among states. In China, 18 major international river basins are concentrated in 3 regions. In this paper, the AA. analyzed the major drivers affecting shared water vulnerability in China, namely : 1) changes in physical conditions affecting the availability of water; 2) competing objectives between economic development and ecological conservation; 3) lack of emergency response mechanisms; 4) unsound administrative institutions; and 5) shortcomings in the development of regional cooperation based on transboundary waters. They concluded by identifying 4 pathways for reducing vulnerability : 1) encouraging scientific research cooperation; 2) constructing information-sharing channels; 3) establishing early-warning mechanisms; and 4) promoting further coordination and negotiation


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2009, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 189-199]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig.



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