This book compiles 13 selected addresses and papers on resource-oriented water management by Mr Wang Shucheng, Chinese Minister of Water Resources, from March 1999 to June 2005. In view of the economic and social development in China, as well as the current situation of Chinese water resources, the author proposes China should transit from project-based water management to resources-oriented water management, from traditional water management to modern and sustainable water management. The book systematically expounds the theoretical implications and practical basis for resource-oriented water management and addresses a series of questions related to water resources development and management.
Wang Shucheng graduated in 1959 from the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, majoring in water engineering. He has long been engaged in technological improvement, development and management of water resources and hydropower. After the devastating flooding around the Yangtze River in 1998, he was appointed Minister of Water Resources.