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Urban water resources management for semi-arid region
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Paper Abstract

Due to the rapidly process of urbanization, the water consumption is increasing speedily in Beijing, the capital city of China, during recent decades. Despite great efforts have been done, the daily life of residents and economic construction is threatened continuous in the city. Because of the limitation of sound water management in Beijing the water resources exploitation and utilization are not rational, economically efficiency. The water environment has been degraded in vary levels. The aim of this study is improvement of water management in Beijing. An investigation and collection of the data related to the water management was carried out. The study has made appraisal on the amount of water available and water demands in the region. The reasonable policies, feasible alternatives and institutional management measures have been drawn out from the study for the water management strategies. They can be considered as a base of decision making and macroscopic management for the long-term planning of Beijing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5884, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II, 58840D (1 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620906
Show Author Affiliations
Huaimin Guan, Ministry of Water Resources (China)
Qian Ye, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (China)
Xinjiang Univ. (China)
Zihui Liu, Xinjiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5884:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II
Wei Gao; David R. Shaw, Editor(s)

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