Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 582–591 | Cite as

Research on water resources conservation of mountain river based on the concept of region partition

  • Yubang LiuEmail author
  • Qingyu Tao
  • Chuan Liang
  • Yong Wu


Presently concepts and methods related to water resources conservation of mountain rivers are seriously insufficient, and its level is far from being adaptable to the development of a harmonious society. As mountain ecosystems play a key role in water resources conservation of mountain rivers, and the characteristics of mountain ecosystems and hydrologic features of mountain river follow strong temporal and spatial distribution, partition theory can be applied to the water resources conservation of mountain river. This theory observes the following partition principles: regional relativity, spatial continuity, integralcounty, meeting management needs, hierarchical principle, and comparability principle. And it lays equal emphasis on both water resources conservation and environmental protection, on both water quality conservation and water quantity protection, on the combination of water features, water cycle and water pollution. In the partition methods, index method and map superposition method will be applied in region partition. The example of region partition of water resources conservation in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River shows that the partition theory is practicable in water resources conservation of mountain rivers, and it provides a platform for future study in water resources conservation.


Water resources conservation Mountain river Region partition Mountain ecosystems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yubang Liu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Qingyu Tao
    • 3
  • Chuan Liang
    • 2
  • Yong Wu
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection Chengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River EngineeringCollege of Water Resource & Hydropower, Sichuan UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.Academic Journal Center of Chengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina

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