NBS Good Practices from Chinese Government: Water Dispatching in the Pearl River during Low Water Period

China (2019)

Since 2000, the dry season of the Pearl River Basin has been affected by many factors, such as low water, river cutting and increasing water supply demand. As a result, the saltwater tide in the Pearl River Estuary has intensified retrospectively, and the affected areas have expanded from Panyu, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Xinhui and Zhuhai to Guangzhou and South China Sea. The impact has been expanding from agriculture to industrial and domestic water, and has seriously affected the lives and social stability of 15 million people, including Macao and Zhuhai.