FIELD TRIPS - Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013
Route 1: Jingmi diversion canal and Miyun Reservoir
With a total length of 105 km, the Jinmi Canal was built in the
early 1960s to transfer water from the Miyun reservoir to Beijing.
It links up with Miyun Reservoir, Huairou Reservoir and Tuancheng
Lake in the Summer Palace, is an important potable water source
in the capital.
Miyun Reservoir currently stores 1 billion m3 of water, with a
total designed capacity of 4.3 billion m3. The discrepancy between
reserves and capacity is due to the prolonged period of drought
and withdrawal rates being greater than replenishment. The annual
water inflow to the reservoir is around 200 million cubic meters
while the outflow is close to 300 million cubic meters. To restrict
impact on the reservoir from local inhabitants and tourists, fences
have been in place around the reservoir since 1997. Notice boards
exist at the main junctions and along important roads to the reservoir
and around the fence enclosing the protected area to raise awareness
about the danger of polluting the reservoir. A first-class protection
zone and non-construction zone were established according to specifications
in the regulations established by the Municipal Government in, 'Beijing
Municipal Management Measures for Miyun Reservoir, Huairou Reservoir
and Jingmi Canal'.
Route 2: Huinanzhuang pump station, South to North water Diversion
Huinanzhuang pump station is the starting point of South-to-North
Water Transfer project Beijing Section. It is located in the east
of Huinanzhuang Village, Dashiwo town, Fangshan District in the
south west of Beijing, about 60km away from the urban area. It is
adjacent to the Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province. The pump station
is the only large one in the middle route of South-to-North Water
Transfer project. It is the key building in Beijing section to realize
pressurized water delivery for large flow rate, gravity flow for
small flow rate.
The design flow rate for the station is 60m3/s. it installed total
of 8 units of horizontal centrifugal pump, with 2 units as backup.
The total installed capacity is 58.4MW, with each pump capacity
of 7300KW. The main buildings include: inlet gate, the forebay of
the station, main building, auxiliary building, inlet and outlet
pipes and so on.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
sightseeing tour after the Conference could be arranged by local
travel agency. Two hottest Beijing sightseeing tours are highly
recommended. You may visit http://www.beijingtourtop.com/
1. Visit the Great Wall and Ming Tombs
2. Visit the Forbidden City, Summer Palace
You can then pre-book your tour by sending your email to email@example.com.
Alternatively, you may book your tour(s) on site at the Check-in
desk of the conference.