The Min River Basin lies completely within Sichuan Province, and gave rise to the ancient Shu Civilization. As recorded in Chinese classics as early as the Confucian Shangshu, the Min River was (mistakenly) regarded as the source of the Yangtze River until the 1970s. Its abundance has been influential to local livelihoods since ancient eras. However, as hydropower develops and human activities expand through urbanization, coupled with originally unstable geological conditions and the occurrence of natural disasters such as earthquakes, the ecological fragility of the Min River Basin has became particularly visible.
Min Hu has been the General Secretary of Chengdu Urban Rivers Association (CURA, sponsoring organization of Min River Waterkeeper) since 2015 where she fundraises, connects with high-level stakeholders, and manages a youth program. Through her role at CURA she helped create the Min River Waterkeeper organization and has conducted many projects to protect the Min River. Min loves rivers, mountains, and nature, especially lakes as her name "Hu" means "lake" in Chinese.
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