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Analysis and Modelling of Water Supply and Demand Under Climate Change, Land Use Transformation and Socio-Economic Development

The Water Resource Challenge and Adaptation Measures for Urumqi Region, Northwest China

Authors: Fricke, Katharina

  • This book provides a thorough analysis and evaluation of the hydrological system for one of the fastest developing regions in Central Asia
  • It develops models for the simulation of future water supply and demand, transferable also to other, similar catchments and regions
  • Presents sources and methods for data acquisition and extrapolation
  • Includes strategic measures how to react to future water scarcity in semi-arid regions
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Located in a narrow grassland corridor between the semi-desert and a mountain range in Northwest China, the research area Urumqi Region is despite its semi-arid climate in a relatively favourable hydrological situation. The nearby mountains provide water for settlements and agriculture, making human development possible in the first place. Due to the development of agriculture, population and economy during the last sixty years and the increasing water consumption, a demand- and population-driven water scarcity exists today and is expected to aggravate. At the same time, the effects of climate change and land use transformations on the hydrological system and the water availability are uncertain. This study evaluates the recent and future situation by combining a hydrological water balance model for the simulation of the water supply based on scenarios of climate and land use change with a socio-economic model for projecting the future water demand including predicted growth of population and economy.

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-01610-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01609-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37647-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analysis and Modelling of Water Supply and Demand Under Climate Change, Land Use Transformation and Socio-Economic Development
Book Subtitle
The Water Resource Challenge and Adaptation Measures for Urumqi Region, Northwest China
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01610-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01610-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01609-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37647-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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