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Water 2017, 9(8), 575; https://doi.org/10.3390/w9080575

A Method of Evaluating Water Resource Assets and Liabilities: A Case Study of Jinan City, Shandong Province

College of Civil Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
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Received: 18 June 2017 / Revised: 28 July 2017 / Accepted: 31 July 2017 / Published: 1 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Economics and Policy)
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The traditional concepts of water resource development and utilization have caused serious hydrological and environmental issues in some regions. In addition, policy issues in China have led to a severe water crisis. The quantitative accounting of water resources is a theoretical approach to solving these problems. In this paper, 13 indicators were selected from four classes, including resources, the environment, society, and efficiency, and a case study of Jinan, Shandong Province, was performed using a set pair analysis model to calculate the water resource assets from 2011–2015. In previous methods of water resource accounting, the water quality was not considered; therefore, the loss coefficient of water resource assets was proposed to improve the reliability of accounting. According to the relationships among the unit price of water, water quantity, and water quality, physical and quantitative accounting methods were used to create water balance sheets from 2011–2015. The calculation results showed that the physical change in water resource assets in Jinan City was −30 million m 3 , and water resource assets initially increased and then decreased. In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, water resource assets totalled 36.5 million USD, 45.9 million USD, 66.7 million USD, 35.5 million USD, and 37.5 million USD, respectively (at 6.4588, 6.3125, 6.1932, 6.2166, 6.2284 USRMB, respectively). This initial accounting provides quantitative and physical support for the improved management of water resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: water resources; balance sheet; set pair analysis; loss coefficient of water resource assets; Jinan City water resources; balance sheet; set pair analysis; loss coefficient of water resource assets; Jinan City
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Yang, Y.; Liu, Y.; Cao, S.; Cheng, Y. A Method of Evaluating Water Resource Assets and Liabilities: A Case Study of Jinan City, Shandong Province. Water 2017, 9, 575.

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