Journal of Earth Science

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 974–978

A setup for a scenario-driven water balance at landscape scale—assessment with AKWA-M®-Embedded in a model framework for land-use planning’s decision support in mountainous southwest China

  • Andreas Wahren
  • Karin Berkhoff
  • Albrecht Münch
  • Sylvia Herrmann
  • Karl-Heinz Feger
Article

Abstract

Land-cover changes cause a loss of natural vegetation in many parts of the world. In the Xishuangbanna (西双版纳) district (Yunnan (云南) Province), rubber plantations replace tropical rainforests covering already an area of about 10% of the study area (2007). There, land-use allocation is mostly driven by economic considerations. Thus, local planning authorities need decision support for land-use planning issues, which integrate socio-economic and ecological aspects. Within the NabanFrame, an agro-economic, ecological and social model was applied, which, altogether, interacted with a land allocation model via defined interfaces. Effects on the water cycle, ecological conditions as well as socio-economic should be considered by integrating the spatially distributed rainfall-runoff and water balance model AKWA-M® in the model setup.

Key Words

land-use water balance model rubber integrated land-use planning land-use prognosis 

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© China University of Geosciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Wahren
    • 1
    • 2
  • Karin Berkhoff
    • 3
  • Albrecht Münch
    • 2
  • Sylvia Herrmann
    • 3
  • Karl-Heinz Feger
    • 1
  1. 1.Insitute of Soil Science and Site EcologyTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Dr. Dittrich & Partner Hydro-Consult GmbHBannewitzGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Environmental PlanningLeibniz University HannoverLeibnizGermany

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