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2009-03-11 16:15:25 Author:ccap From: Views:0

As China’s economy have rapidly grown in recent years and demands of water for production and life have greatly increased, shortage of water resource become so serious that it block further development of society and economy. Despite agriculture department always covers maximal part of water use, increased demands of water for industrial and domestic use have drastically competed with water use for agriculture, which threaten food production and safeguard. Besides investing hydro project and developing technologies of saving water, government recently began to promote the irrigation system reform. Since 1990s, the reform of agriculture water management has improved, and the two major forms of water management reform, water users’ associations (WUAs) and contracting, have begun to systematically replace traditional forms of collective management. During the reform, government has played an important role.

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