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Since 2015 the SinoGerman research project SIGN supports water quality improvement in the Taihu region, China

Schmidt, Kathrin Rachel; Beek, Tim aus der; Dai, Xiaohu; Dong, Bingzhi; Dopp, Elke; Eichinger, Florian; Hammers-Wirtz, Monika; Haußmann, Regina; Holbach, Andreas 1; Hollert, Henner; Illgen, Marc; Jiang, Xia; Koehler, Jan; Koester, Stephan; Korth, Andreas; Kueppers, Stephan; Li, Aili; Lohmann, Matthias; Moldaenke, Christian; ... mehr


The Taihu (Tai lake) region is one of the most economically prospering areas of China. Due to its location within this district of high anthropogenic activities, Taihu represents a drastic example of water pollution with nutrients (nitrogen, phosphate), organic contaminants and heavy metals. High nutrient levels combined with very shallow water create large eutrophication problems, threatening the drinking water supply of the surrounding cities. Within the international research project SIGN (SinoGerman Water Supply Network,, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), a powerful consortium of fifteen German partners is working on the overall aim of assuring good water quality from the source to the tap by taking the whole water cycle into account: The diverse research topics range from future proof strategies for urban catchment, innovative monitoring and early warning approaches for lake and drinking water, control and use of biological degradation processes, efficient water treatment technologies, adapted water distribution up to promoting sector policy by good governance. The implementation in China is warranted, since the leading Chinese research institutes as well as the most important local stakeholders, e.g. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000062427
DOI: 10.1186/s12302-016-0092-7
Zitationen: 14
Zitationen: 15
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2190-4707, 2190-4715, 0934-3504, 1865-5084
KITopen-ID: 1000062427
Erschienen in Environmental sciences Europe
Verlag Springer-Verlag
Band 28
Heft 1
Seiten 24
Schlagwörter Water management, Urban catchment, Monitoring, Blue-green algae, Biodegradation, Isotope fractionation, Membrane filtration, Network flushing, Leakage detection, Governance
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