Using functional indicators to assess the river health under partial flow restoration

Wei Huang, Shinichiro Yano, Lin Lin, Jianmin Zhang

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Abstract

Abstracting overmuch water from rivers to provide services like hydropower has greatly damaged river ecosystem. Therefore, restoration of the degraded river ecosystem is very urgent. A lot of methods have thereby been proposed, and partial restoration of natural flow is a kind of prescription in reality. During the restoration process, to monitor or evaluate the health of river is very important and necessary. Traditional methods to assess the condition are structural or physicochemical ones and their powers are limited. Therefore, in our study, we tried to employ some functional indicators, which are critical parts of the ecosystem, to monitor the river health based on a reference-control-impact (RCI) design. Results showed that the partial restoration of flow was effective and the functional indicators were better than the traditional ones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISWREP 2011 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationof 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection
Pages501-504
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection, ISWREP 2011 - Xi'an, China
Duration: May 20 2011May 22 2011

Publication series

NameISWREP 2011 - Proceedings of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection
Volume1

Other

Other2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection, ISWREP 2011
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period5/20/115/22/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Huang, W., Yano, S., Lin, L., & Zhang, J. (2011). Using functional indicators to assess the river health under partial flow restoration. In ISWREP 2011 - Proceedings: of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection (pp. 501-504). [5893053] (ISWREP 2011 - Proceedings of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISWREP.2011.5893053