China - French-Chinese cooperation on the pilot Hai River Basin and Zhou sub-basin

The Hai River Basin, which covers 318,000 km2 and four provinces (Hebei, Shanxi, Henan, Inner Mongolia) and two large municipalities (Beijing and Tianjin), was selected to develop a pilot 4-year project. It especially aims to test the application in China of some mechanisms for basin management, water pollution control and eco - system protection, used in France since the 1964 Act, which created the Water Agencies. Late November 2012, a training course was organized in Tianjin on the topic of basin governance with lecturers from the Ministry of Ecology, SIAAP, the Great Lakes of the Seine and IOWater.