(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Feasibility analysis of widely accepted indicators as key ones in river health assessment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FENG Y. (1) ; KANG B. (1) ; YANG L. (1) ;
(1) Asian International Rivers Center, Yunnan University, Kunming, CHINE


In this paper, some key indicators which can be applied for river health assessment in general were selected, based on the analysis of 45 assessment index systems with 902 variables within around 150 published papers and documents in 1972–2010. According to the fields covered by the variables, they were divided into 4 groups : habitat condition, water environment, biotic status and water utilization. Under the correlation analysis amongst the key indicators in candidate, 8 indicators were finally suggested as the key indicators for assessing river health, which were : coverage rate of riparian vegetation, reserved rate of wetland, river continuity, the changing rate of water flow, the ratio of reaching water quality standard, fish index of biotic integrity, the ratio of water utilization and land use


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2012, vol. 22, no1 [pp. 46-56]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : 5 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-012-0910-9

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