Application of Source IMS Lake Tai – China Dave Waters. Lake Tai (or Taihu). Lake Tai (or Taihu), is the 3rd largest freshwater lake in China (southern part of Yangtze River delta). Total area of Lake Tai approx. 2,338 km 2 , average depth of 2m
Application of Source IMS
Lake Tai – China
Lake Tai (or Taihu), is the 3rd largest freshwater lake in China
(southern part of Yangtze River delta).
Total area of Lake Tai approx. 2,338 km2, average depth of 2m
The lake provides water to 30 million residents.
Lake Tai has been increasingly polluted due primarily to rapid economic growth and increased population in the basin area
Large algal bloom outbreaks in Lake Tai since 1990.
The most significant algal bloom broke out in 2007 in Mei Liang Bay near the Wuxi City, and led to the " Wuxi City Water Crisis”.
- Water quality worse than Class V of the Surface Water Quality Standard (GB3838-2002).
- Tap water supply in Wuxi City had to be temporarily terminated due to the crisis.
- Led to the development of the Lake Tai Master plan 2008
– focus on water resource management
AUS Cluster Lake Tai Team include:
Academy of Science (NIGLAS)
options to reduce nutrient export to Lake Tai
High Density Urban
Low Density Urban
Base Model Built
Contribute to successful environmental governance mechanisms at Municipal, Province and Basin levels.
Assist greater use of science-based planning, management and interventions to support lake and river basin management to improve lake conditions
3) Contribute to a substantial decrease in the frequency and intensity of algae blooms as a result of specific and modern IRBM, science and management technologies.