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Measuring the Value of Farmland-Elevating Engineering in the Reservoir Area of a Key Water Conservancy Project in China

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Institute of Engineering Management, Hohai University, Nanjing 211100, China
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China Three Gorges International Corporation, Beijing 100033, China
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Water 2018, 10(5), 658; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10050658
Received: 25 March 2018 / Revised: 5 May 2018 / Accepted: 14 May 2018 / Published: 18 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture)
With the development and construction of key water conservancy projects, many problems such as population migration in reservoir areas have become increasingly grave in China. The implementation of farmland-elevating engineering has become an effective way to reduce the loss of cultivated land, prevent soil erosion, and ensure food security and social stability. On the basis of the key technical analysis of farmland-elevating engineering, this paper constructed a value system of farmland-elevating engineering from aspects of social value, ecological value, and economic value and established corresponding measurement models, respectively. Taking a key water conservancy project in Jiangxi province as an example, this paper measures the value of farmland-elevating engineering implemented in this project. The results show that the implementation of farmland-elevating engineering can produce great value. This study aims to provide reliable references for the decision-making regarding farmland-elevating engineering. View Full-Text
Keywords: farmland-elevating engineering; measure of value; water conservancy project; social value; ecological value; economic value farmland-elevating engineering; measure of value; water conservancy project; social value; ecological value; economic value
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Ding, J.; Zhai, W.; Hu, L. Measuring the Value of Farmland-Elevating Engineering in the Reservoir Area of a Key Water Conservancy Project in China. Water 2018, 10, 658.

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