The Analysis of Water Resource Ecological Carrying Capacity of Hainan International Island

  • Jun-kuo Cao
  • Jie ZhangEmail author
  • Sheng-Quan Ma
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 254)


The ecological carrying capacity of water resources is a comprehensive concept of natural science and social science, which includes ecological society and economic society dual attributes. Since Canadian scholar Wackernagel has proposed the model of ecological footprint in 1992, it has been a popular evaluation method of ecological society sustainable development. And in the same time, it also provides a new way to analyze the capacity of regional water resources. In this paper, we used this model to assess the sustainable status of Hainan Province water resources from the year 2003 to 2009. For computing convenience and accuracy, we referred to the average water productivity modulus released annually by Department of Hainan Water Resource instead of the average water production in the calculation process. Experimental data show that we conducted deeply analysis of the current situation of Hainan water resources, which will provide scientific data for the sustainable use of water resources for international tourism island developing.


Water resources Ecological carrying capacity Ecological footprint model 



The authors would like to thank National Natural Science Foundation of Hainan (No. 612120), Major Scientific Projects of Haikou (No. 2012-050), International Science and Technology Cooperation Program of China (2012DFA1127), and Hainan International Cooperation Key Project (GJXM201105) for the support given to the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyHainan Normal UniversityHaikouChina
  2. 2.Department of Information and TechnologyQiongtai Teachers ColleagueHaikouChina

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