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Water 2017, 9(2), 113; doi:10.3390/w9020113

Comprehensive Assessment of Regional Water Usage Efficiency Control Based on Game Theory Weight and a Matter-Element Model

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College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
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Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Nanjing 210029, China
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State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Nanjing 210029, China
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Academic Editor: Marco Franchini
Received: 19 October 2016 / Revised: 6 February 2017 / Accepted: 7 February 2017 / Published: 13 February 2017
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Abstract

The efficient control of water usage is one of the core goals of the strictest water resources management system in China. Therefore, the objective and reasonable evaluation of the effects of implementing this system is crucial. Based on the natural and social water cycle theories and the mechanism of the influence of agricultural, industrial, domestic and ecological water utilization, this paper proposes an evaluation index system through the qualitative and quantitative analysis of external and internal factors affecting the efficiency of water usage. Then, a matter-element model is developed on the basis of game theory weight to evaluate the effects of the implementation of efficiency control measures for regional water usage. By calculating the comprehensive correlation, this model can directly indicate the level of regional water use efficiency control. The model is applied to water usage in Jiangxi Province for the period 2011–2014. The results indicate a gradual improvement in the efficiency of water usage in this province. The matter-element extension evaluation model is simple and practical, and the evaluation results are in agreement with the facts. In summary, this method can provide a new theoretical basis for controlling the efficiency of regional water usage. View Full-Text
Keywords: matter-element model; extension engineering; game theory; water usage efficiency control; evaluation index system matter-element model; extension engineering; game theory; water usage efficiency control; evaluation index system
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Wang, X.; Wang, G.; Wu, Y.; Xu, Y.; Gao, H. Comprehensive Assessment of Regional Water Usage Efficiency Control Based on Game Theory Weight and a Matter-Element Model. Water 2017, 9, 113.

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