China's national water resources constitute about one quarter of the world average and water pollution is one of the most severe in the world. Four fifths of the population, one billion people, are drinking polluted water. Water shortages have caused a conflict between the agricultural, industrial and residential sectors. This multidisciplinary joint research project comprises nine extensive work packages, which study the main issues of the agroecosystem and rural-urban interaction as related to human health and the welfare of society. The project area includes five regions including Beijing and Shanghai. The focus is on water management, re- orientation of agriculture and the urbanisation process. The main objective is to reach a better understanding of and to improve sustainable agroecosystem management and rural-urban interaction in China in order to provide environmental and socio-economic factors for an integrated sustainable development strategy.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
SW7 2BP London