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Sustainability and management of groundwater resources in the Minchin Basin, Gansu Province

Battarbee, RW; Holmes, JA; Carvalho, LR; Henderson, A; Burgess, J; Collins, K; Summer, M; ... Shi, P; + view all (2002) Sustainability and management of groundwater resources in the Minchin Basin, Gansu Province. (ECRC Research Reports 85 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This project is concerned with a study of the sustainability of irrigation agriculture in the Minqin Basin in Gansu Province, China. In this region agriculture is dependent on water supply from groundwater resources. However, recharge rates from precipitation are very low and surface flow from the Tibetan Plateau is intercepted upstream to provide water for the city ofWuwei and its region. Future climate change may further decrease supply. Already many shallow wells have been exhausted or abandoned because of salinity problems, and new wells are now being drilled to pump water from depths up to 300m.

Type: Report
Title: Sustainability and management of groundwater resources in the Minchin Basin, Gansu Province
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
Keywords: groundwater, Management, report, Research, Resources, Royal, societies, sustainability
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10112772
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