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Lake management organizations in China

Shen, Dajun; Jin, Min

International journal of water resources development -- Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group -- Volume: 32 1; (pages 153-166) -- 2016

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  • Title:
    Lake management organizations in China
  • Author: Shen, Dajun;
    Jin, Min
  • Found In: International journal of water resources development. (2016); 20160102; 153-166
  • Journal Title: International journal of water resources development
  • Subjects: Water resources development; Water-supply, Agricultural; LCSH: Water resources development; LCSH: Water-supply, Agricultural; Dewey: 333.91005
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Abstract:

    The paper analyses the range of lake management organizations (LMOs) established in China and proposes management recommendations for different lake types and contexts. Based on functions, regional coverage and sectoral focus, nine LMO patterns are identified, ranging from existing agency approaches in which there is no specific lake focus or institutional responsibility to comprehensive and powerful lake basin authorities. LMO development in China faces many challenges, including a preoccupation with organizational form rather than function and objectives, duplication with existing agency functions, and insufficient lake basin management and trans-jurisdictional coordination. We therefore propose that LMOs should be tailored to specific situations and problems, drawing distinctions between plateau, urban, plain, inland and wetland lakes as well as other contexts.


  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 0790-0627
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store
    4542.701100
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100029227645.0x000001

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