Recommendations of Eutrophication Control of Taihu Lake from an International View

  • 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China;
    2. Universitaet Koeln, Germany;
    3. China Executive Leadership Academy, Pudong 201204, Shanghai, China

Received date: 2007-07-03

  Revised date: 2007-08-12

  Online published: 2007-09-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40571058


Eutrophication of lakes has exerted unfavorable impacts on social and economic development in the lake catchments of China. Much attention should be paid to the urgency of this issue. According to the international experiences, how to control effectively the point and non-point pollution is of highest priority in eutrophication control of lakes. Drinking water safety should be highlighted through enforcing freshwater protection laws. A unified freshwater protection mechanism for the whole catchment should be set up. The important steps are: taking watershed integrated management into account in eutrophication control of lakes, and drawing up a long-term working plan and periodic goals. For the Taihu Lake, we should persist in the control effort and never abandon restoration of its water environment.

Cite this article

YU Xiaogan, Josef Nipper, YAN Nailing . Recommendations of Eutrophication Control of Taihu Lake from an International View[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2007 , 62(9) : 899 -906 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200709001


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