Water Resources Protection and Informed Decision Making: An Example of the Dagu Aquifer in Qingdao, People’s Republic of China | Asian Development Bank

Water Resources Protection and Informed Decision Making: An Example of the Dagu Aquifer in Qingdao, People’s Republic of China

Institutional Document | June 2017

Water security has become a key priority for most countries in Asia—and the People’s Republic of China is no exception.

Many local governments in the People’s Republic of China are struggling to ensure a water-secure future for their residents. The Asian Development Bank provided support to the Qingdao Municipal Government for the preparation of a groundwater resources plan for the Dagu aquifer in Shandong Province. The assessments and modeling technologies applied in the Dagu aquifer example are valuable lessons for other local governments to use when making decisions in their own planning. These include the types of information about the water resources, options for the treatment of water pollution, and the needed planning for the management and protection of water resources.

Contents 

  • Groundwater: A Strategic Water Resource
  • Informed Decision Making: Facts versus Fiction
  • Sustainable Yields: Key to Water Resources Planning
  • Water Quality Concerns: Nonpoint Source Pollution Threats
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Control: Integrated Solutions
  • Main Findings: Information Key to Decision Making