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    XING Yuanyue, deputy director of Department of Hydropower and Irrigation of Ministry of Water Resources, visited IHB on September 2. (Credit: IHB)

    XING Yuanyue, deputy director of Department of Hydropower and Irrigation of Ministry of Water Resources, visited Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences on September 2, to learn about the ecological environment protection of the Chishui River.

    IHB Prof. LIU Huanzhang introduced the significance of protecting the ecology of the Chishui River, and the major threats in the conservation of fish resources.

    IHB Prof. CAO Wenxuan (CAS member) reviewed IHB’s role in the protection of ecological environment when the hydropower projects were being built in the Yangtze River basin.

    "IHB also established the fish nature reserve in the Chishui River,” Cao said while emphasizing the important role that the Chishui River plays in mitigating the adverse effects of the cascade hydropower development in the lower Jinsha River on water ecology.

    In his closing remarks, Xing said that the protection of ecological environment shall be prioritized in the management of the Chishui River.

    "It is intimately related to the ecological conservation of the upper reaches of the Yangtze,” Xing said.

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