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Philippe and Shuhuan visit China University of Geosciences

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Ecohydrology Research Group (ERG) and the China University of Geosciences (CUG) in Wuhan are developing long-term collaborations on the geochemistry of black earth soils in northeast China and water quality issues in the central Yangtze River basin. Discussions on August 24 also included the possible establishment of a joint CUG-University of Waterloo technology centre in Wuhan. On August 25, Philippe and Shuhuan joined a group of CUG researchers in Yueyang City to plan future joint field work on Dongting Lake. The lake, which is connected to the Yangtze River, has experienced dramatic shrinkage since the 1900s. A new research project led by CUG aims to better understand the causes for the reduction in size of the lake and the accompanying impacts on water quality. Joint sediment coring will take place at the end of October. On August 26-27, Philippe and Shuhuan stayed at CUG’s Field Training Base in Zigui, just upstream of the Three Gorges Dam.       

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