China faces significant and growing challenges in water management as a consequence of the country's rapid economic development. Water pollution is a major national crisis, with many of the country's rivers heavily polluted.

  • More than 500 million people in China use contaminated water 
  • About one third of industrial waste water and over 90 percent of household sewage in China is released into rivers and lakes without being treated
  • Two-fifths of all rivers in China are seriously polluted. 

River health is the backbone of safe drinking water, sustained biodiversity and the provision of goods and services for agriculture and industry.

Significant efforts at the Australian Rivers Institute in Brisbane are now under way to find solutions to water quality and quantity problems in China. Help support this vital research by donating much needed funds or set up your own fundraising page.

Your support will provide funding for a post-graduate scholarship for students to pursue work into river health and environmental flow management. 

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The Promoter of this Griffith University Appeal is the Director, Development and Alumni Office, pursuant to Sanction Number CP5701.

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The Australian Rivers Institute is supporting the work of government departments and research organisations in China, through its expertise in environmental water management, river restoration and aquatic ecosystem health assessment. The Institute pioneers environmental research for rivers, coasts and catchments and has established formal collaborations with the Chinese Academcy of Science, leading universities and research institutes within the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Water in China. 

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