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DELIGHT Project

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.

IGSNRR set up 5 auto-observation stations for monitoring groundwater dynamics, July 2015

In July of 2015, researchers from IGSNRR and Yellow River Basin Water Resources Protection Bureau set up 5 auto-observation stations for monitoring the groundwater dynamics in the Yellow River Delta. One of the stations in the Huanghekou Nature Reserve included a set of lysimeter for measuring vertical water flux in the reed wetlands.

DLR held 3rd DELIGHT System User Training in Dongying, June 2015

From 8th to 10th June, 2015 DLR successfully held the 3rd user training at Sustainable Development Research Institute of the Yellow River Delta in Dongying City/Shandong Province. 10 course participants were registered in this training. Besides the host institute, there were also 4 other institutes participating in - including IGSNRR, National Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve Bureau, Land and Resource Bureau, and Bureau of Transportation in Dongying City.

DELIGHT project presented at German Embassy in Beijing, April 2015

The DELIGHT project has been presented at the conference “Environmental Innovation – Sino-German Solutions” at the German Embassy, April 28th 2015 in Beijing, China. The conference organized by the German Mercator Institute for China Studies (merics) and Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP) brought together 120 representatives of German and Chinese environmental technology sector, governmental officials, and scientists to jointly establish networks for innovative solutions in the fields of environmental protection for water, soils, and air.

New DELIGHT project results from all research fields online, April 2015

In the Results section of the project website, readers can find new results of the DELIGHT applied research project, which is conducted to support informed decision making in the context of water and land resource management in the Yellow River delta.

New staff in the field of information system development at DLR, March 2015

At the beginning of March 2015 DLR welcomed Ms. Juiwen Chang as new DELIGHT staff. Her field of expertise is software development and geographic information science. Ms. Chang will support the information system design and development as well as the data management of the Yellow River Delta Information System.

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