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Global International Waters Assessment: East China Sea, GIWA Regional Assessment 36

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme, GEF, University of Kalmar, Sweden
dc.coverage.spatialChina
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:08:18Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:08:18Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8799
dc.descriptionThis report presents results of the GIWA assessment of the East China Sea region, which is one of the largest marginal seas in the world. This region receives tremendous inflow of freshwater and terrestrial sediments, predominantly from China's mainland. The region is characterized by a large population and rapid economic development. The natural landscape in the region's drainage basins has been greatly modified by the development and expansion of agriculture, the construction of dams as well as urbanization. Aquaculture and coastal area reclamation alter natural wetlands and destroy spawning and nursery grounds in the East China Sea. Overexploitation of fish, eutrophication and habitat modification are of particular concern in the region. The past and present status and future prospects are discussed, and the transboundary issues are traced back to their root causes. Policy options that aim to address these driving issues in order to significantly improve environmental quality and secure the region's future prosperity are recommended
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), GEF, University of Kalmar, Sweden
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectnatural resource
dc.subjectresource conservation
dc.subjectresources management
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectwater analysis
dc.subjectwater conservation
dc.subjectwater consumption
dc.subjectwater demand
dc.subjectwater management
dc.subjectwater monitoring
dc.subjectwater protection
dc.subjectwater quality
dc.subjectwater resource
dc.subjectwater resources management
dc.subjectwater utilisation;environmental assessment
dc.subjectfreshwater conservation
dc.subjectfreshwater degradation
dc.subjectfreshwater ecosystem
dc.subjectfreshwater monitoring
dc.subjectfresh water pollution
dc.subjectfreshwater resource
dc.subjectpollution control
dc.subjectpollution cost
dc.subjectwater pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental conservation
dc.subjectenvironmental impact
dc.subjectenvironmental impact assessment
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectcoast protection
dc.subjectcoastal area
dc.subjectcoastal ecosystem
dc.subjectcoastal environment
dc.subjectcoastal pollution
dc.subjectcoastal water
dc.subjectmarine conservation area
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectsea resource
dc.subjectsea water protection
dc.subjectcoastal fishing
dc.subjectcoastal management
dc.subjectriver basin development
dc.subjectriver management
dc.subjectwater resources conservation
dc.subjectwater resources development
dc.subjecttransboundary pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental pollution
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.titleGlobal International Waters Assessment: East China Sea, GIWA Regional Assessment 36
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id11018
wd.identifier.uneplive1
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000048


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