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Modeling the Impacts of Urbanization and Industrial Transformation on Water Resources in China: An Integrated Hydro-Economic CGE Analysis

Abstract: 
Pressure on existing water resources in China is expected to increase with ongoing demographic changes, rapid urbanization, economic development, and global climate changes. Increasing water scarcity and rising competition for water from domestic households and non-agricultural industries combined are expected to have important implications for water resources allocation, rural livelihoods, and the overall economy. The study uses a multi-regional CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) model and TERM (The Enormous Regional Model) to illustrate the implications of future water scenarios for China’s nine watershed regions. The study discusses the intersections of agricultural production, irrigation, water scarcity, and urbanization.
Author: 
Li Jiang, Feng Wu, Yu Liu, Xiangzheng Deng
Institution: 
Renmin University of China, Beijing Normal University, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Year: 
2014
Input By: 
Linda Zhou
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Region(s): 
Country: 
China
Datatype(s): 
Indicators
Models