The Yellow River Delta is one of the three major Chinese river deltas. The Yellow River Delta faces numerous challenges in the context of global change. Impacts of industrial exploitation, urbanization, agricultural transformation, as well as climate change can all be felt and observed in the delta. On the one hand the delta hosts China’s second largest oil field, and the growing delta city of Dongying, surrounded by intensive aqua- and agriculture. One the other hand, large protected wetlands are breeding and resting place for migrating birds, which attract thousands of tourists annually.
Meeting at the YRCC in Zhengzhou, October 17th 2013
After the DELIGHT field campaign to the Yellow River Delta, one researcher from SLU visited the headquarters of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC), the river basin management authority, in Zhengzhou on October 17th. The YRCC is authorized by the Chinese government and responsible for the basin wide management of the Yellow River. In the meeting with the director of the Department of International Cooperation, Mr. Sun Yangbo, different topics about river management and actual challenges were discussed.
DELIGHT fieldwork preparation meeting was held at DLR on September 3rd 2013
The DELIGHT fieldwork preparation meeting was held at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen on September 3rd 2013. The German DELIGHT partners as well as the Chinese project coordinators from IGSNRR participated in the meeting. During the preparatory meeting the project partners presented their progress achieved so far in the DELIGHT project and their plans for the upcoming field campaign. Synergies with respect to the joint field campaign for October 2013 were identified and important aspects for the planned field work discussed and planned.
Chinese DELIGHT coordinators visit Germany, September 2nd – 4th 2013
The Chinese project coordinators of the DELIGHT project from IGSNRR visited Germany in September 2013. They took part in the DELIGHT fieldwork preparation meeting at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen on October 3rd. They presented the progress of the Chinese project partners in the DELIGHT project with respect to previous field work, research progress, and stakeholders involvement.
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