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

  • Katharina¬†Fricke

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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    Pages 39-120
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 209-243

About this book


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.


Hydrological Modelling Northwest China Socio-econorretric Modelling Water Resources Water Supply and Demand

Authors and affiliations

  • Katharina¬†Fricke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01609-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01610-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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