publication . Article . 2013

Hierarchical biodiversity and environment impact assessment of South-to-North Water Diversion Project of China

Youhua Chen;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Environmental Skeptics and Critics (issn: 2224-4263, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Abstract
In this brief review, the potential environmental and biodiversity impact of South-to-North Water Diversion (SNWD) project in China on regional environments was assessed. I used the hierarchical environmental impact assessment to classify the possible impacts into three orders caused by the construction of SNWD and then presented the current research advances on each order of the impacts. Further impact assessments should be reinforced during the construction period of SNDW project for the sustainable maintenance of regional environment.
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free text keywords: environmental impact assessment, South-to-North Water Diversion, China, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Ecology, QH540-549.5
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