Ecosystem Services Insights into Water Resources Management in China: A Case of Xi’an City
AbstractGlobal climate and environmental changes are endangering global water resources; and several approaches have been tested to manage and reduce the pressure on these decreasing resources. This study uses the case study of Xi’an City in China to test reasonable and effective methods to address water resource shortages. The study generated a framework combining ecosystem services and water resource management. Seven ecosystem indicators were classified as supply services, regulating services, or cultural services. Index values for each indicator were calculated, and based on questionnaire results, each index’s weight was calculated. Using the Likert method, we calculated ecosystem service supplies in every region of the city. We found that the ecosystem’s service capability is closely related to water resources, providing a method for managing water resources. Using Xi’an City as an example, we apply the ecosystem services concept to water resources management, providing a method for decision makers. View Full-Text
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Liu, J.; Li, J.; Gao, Z.; Yang, M.; Qin, K.; Yang, X. Ecosystem Services Insights into Water Resources Management in China: A Case of Xi’an City. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1169.
Liu J, Li J, Gao Z, Yang M, Qin K, Yang X. Ecosystem Services Insights into Water Resources Management in China: A Case of Xi’an City. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(12):1169.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Jingya; Li, Jing; Gao, Ziyi; Yang, Min; Qin, Keyu; Yang, Xiaonan. 2016. "Ecosystem Services Insights into Water Resources Management in China: A Case of Xi’an City." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 12: 1169.
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