Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2010, Vol. 65 ›› Issue (1): 82-90.doi: 10.11821/xb201001009

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Preliminary Research on Regional Water Resources Carrying Capacity Conception and Method

DUAN Chun-qing1; LIU Chang-ming1,2; CHEN Xiao-nan3; LIU Wen-hua2; ZHENG Hong-xing2   

  1. 1.College of Water Sciences; Beijing Normal University; Beijing 100875; China; 
    2.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research; CAS; Beijing 100101; China; 3.Administration of the South-to-North Water Diversion Middle Route Project; Beijing 100053; China
  • Online:2010-01-25 Published:2010-01-25


This paper discusses current concept of water resources carrying capacity.Furthermore,different definitions are compared and relations among these conceptions are analyzed in this study.It is suggested that the definition should consider abundant practicability besides on ecology,environment and sustainable development.Meanwhile "reasonable development scale" is applied to describe the conception of water resources carrying capacity.Based on the definition,the influences of water saving operations are analyzed,and a new calculation system of water resources carrying capacity is suggested to employ advanced evolution algorithms.This paper uses the model to carry out the research into water resources in the Liaohe River Basin,and the results show that the model is efficient.

Key words: water resources carrying capacity, sustainable development, evaluation methods, Liaohe River Basin

CLC Number: 

  • TV213.4