The Freshwater Health Index (Dongjiang Project) Consultation Meeting was held on November 13th in Guangzhou, China. The consultation meeting was jointly hosted by the Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Research Center for Water Resources and Environment of Sun Yat-sen University and co-organized by the Guangzhou Ocean and Fisheries Nature Reserve Management Station. More than 30 representatives from government, universities, enterprises, and NGOs participated in the consultation meeting.
The Freshwater Health Index is proposed to systematically evaluate the watershed ecosystem vitality, the ecosystem services, the management mechanisms from the watershed scale, and eventually providing a reference to the public policymakers. At the meeting, the Freshwater Health Index project director introduced the Freshwater Health Index in detail to the participants, as well as explaining the definition of FHI indicators’ and discussing the methodologies.