Exploring the “Self-flowing” Rural Living Water Model in Suzhong Water Network Area of China


The relationship between the “canal-frame-row-squat” water network system built by Zhang Jian in the Suzhong area of China 100 years ago is inseparable. However, the modern lifestyle and the construction of transportation facilities have caused structural damage, resulting in a sustained negative impact on the ecological environment. In recent years, governments have adopted measures such as increasing pumps to control them. However, such measures require higher costs and shorter live water hours, thus covering only rivers within the urban area, but have not been for more extensive villages. Efficient and ecological way of living water.
The problem of water network problems in China's Central Jiangsu region is that the water is not smooth and the water speed is too slow. The author found three main reasons: First, the new road blocked the connection between the “ditch” and the “paihe”, resulting in multiple “end-waterways"; Secondly, the number of river channel nodes per unit length is too large, and the water flow is insufficient, so the river water flows slowly and is not oriented; finally, because the sediment in the river channel is freshly cleaned, the river bed is narrowed or even filled and disappeared. Based on its core problem, this study proposes a replicable “self-flowing” rural living water model consisting of “mutual” type living water units, and verified it through the case of Ping'an Village, Haimen City, Jiangsu Province, China. Finally, the model is simulated by water flow using MIKE21 software to verify and optimize the model.

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Shi Hanyue, Southeast University, China
Huang Xiaoqing, Southeast University, China

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Conference: ACSEE2019
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Freshwater

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