Water Cycles and Water Security


This project component will quantify the available water resources at different spatial and temporal scales and develop effective environmental indicators (water balance, water quality, water use efficiency of rangeland plants, the traditional wheat crop, certified organic buckthorn, and greenhouse vegetables) for this most critical resource. This information will be used to develop adaptive water use options and to strengthen transborder water planning policies including access rights / restrictions.


For results within this cluster check following publications (to be continued):

  • Irrigation system in the Bulgan river basin, Mongolia (Poster) 
  • Water Use Efficiency of Different Crops in Qinghe (Poster) 



Responsible scientists

Mongolia: Soninkhishig 

China: Ju, Tian 

Germany: -