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Solutions to Difficult Problems Caused by the Complexity of Human–Water Relationship in the Yellow River Basin: Based on the Perspective of Human–Water Relationship Discipline

by 1,2,3, 1,*, 1,2 and 1
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School of Water Conservancy Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
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Henan International Joint Laboratory of Water Cycle Simulation and Environmental Protection, Zhengzhou 450001, China
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Yellow River Institute for Ecological Protection & Regional Coordinated Development, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
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Academic Editor: Carmen Teodosiu
Water 2022, 14(18), 2868; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182868
Received: 12 August 2022 / Revised: 9 September 2022 / Accepted: 10 September 2022 / Published: 14 September 2022
The human–water relationship in the Yellow River Basin is extremely complex, and the human–water relationship discipline is a powerful tool to solve difficult problems caused by the complexity. This study firstly analyzes the historical evolution of the human–water relationship in the Yellow River Basin. Secondly, we summarize some representative problems in dealing with the human–water relationship. Then, on the basis of discussing the main contents of the human–water relationship discipline, the possible solutions to the difficult problems are discussed. Taking the Yellow River water distribution dilemma as an example, we carry out a detailed application. Finally, the possibility of applying human–water relationship discipline to complex basin research is analyzed, and the future research prospects of the discipline are put forward. Results reveal that: (1) River diversion and unreasonable human activities are the main driving factors for the ecological evolution of the Yellow River Basin. In addition, the basin is currently in the “Protective coordination stage”. (2) The complexity of the human–water relationship is the root of many difficult problems, and forming a sound disciplinary system of human–water relationship discipline is the key to breaking through these difficult problems. (3) The Yellow River water distribution scheme based on human–water relationship discipline is consistent with the current water use pattern of the basin. (4) The theory and method system of human–water relationship discipline is also feasible and universal for other complex basins. View Full-Text
Keywords: human–water relationship discipline; the Yellow River Basin; complexity of human–water relationship; solutions to difficult problems; water distribution scheme; human–water relationship science human–water relationship discipline; the Yellow River Basin; complexity of human–water relationship; solutions to difficult problems; water distribution scheme; human–water relationship science
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Zuo, Q.; Zhang, Z.; Ma, J.; Li, J. Solutions to Difficult Problems Caused by the Complexity of Human–Water Relationship in the Yellow River Basin: Based on the Perspective of Human–Water Relationship Discipline. Water 2022, 14, 2868. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182868

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Zuo Q, Zhang Z, Ma J, Li J. Solutions to Difficult Problems Caused by the Complexity of Human–Water Relationship in the Yellow River Basin: Based on the Perspective of Human–Water Relationship Discipline. Water. 2022; 14(18):2868. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182868

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Zuo, Qiting, Zhizhuo Zhang, Junxia Ma, and Jiawei Li. 2022. "Solutions to Difficult Problems Caused by the Complexity of Human–Water Relationship in the Yellow River Basin: Based on the Perspective of Human–Water Relationship Discipline" Water 14, no. 18: 2868. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182868

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