Sub-project K2
Advancement of the Masterplan Dianchi
Start month 7
End month 36
Main sites in China Dianchi
Involved partners FiW

Work specification

  • Planning of events in cooperation with the stakeholders
  • Identification and assessment of the current management approach
  • Input of German expertise on lake management
  • Input of German expertise on lake restoration
  • Synopsis of Sino-German expertise and incorporation of sub-projects‘ results into the adapted, sustainable management scheme

Involved Chinese partners

  • KMPG
  • KAES
  • KDWT

K2 – Advancement of the Masterplan Dianchi

The primary aim of SINOWATER is to improve the water quality in the two Chinese regions Kunming and Shenyang. For the Dian Lake, merely reducing the waste water discharge from Kunming’s sewer system and the city’s WWTPs into the lake will not be sufficient. In order to achieve an improved water quality an integrated management that includes all adjacent residents and lake users is indispensable. This approach is not new to the Chinese partners: the concept is an integral part of the “Framework for water pollution control in Dian Lake.” An integrated approach is crucial not only because of the continuously high discharges into the lake but also due to the lake’s high vulnerability: as the Hikou only intercepts little discharge and, due to its position, hardly any pollution loads at all, the shallow lake is a pollutant sink. It follows that the active collaboration of Chinese stakeholders is indispensable to ensure the lake’s restoration.

German experts offer valuable input on lake management and lake restoration. In order to effectively exploit synergies, the findings in sub-projects M1 and M2 are channeled into K2, and vice-versa. Sub-project K2 offers bilateral dialogue events to foster the collaboration and hence functions as an exchange platform for German and Chinese lake restoration experts, users, administrators, and operators.

The project’s objectives include …

Advancement of the existing “Masterplan Dianchi”

  • Input of German expertise on shallow lake management
  • Organization of two participatory dialogue events based on German and Chinese know-how