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To desalinate or divert? A comparative supply cost analysis for north coastal China
Li, Fei1; Feitelson, Eran2
2017
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
ISSN0790-0627
Volume33Issue:1Pages:93-110
Corresponding AuthorFeitelson, Eran(msfeitel@mscc.huji.ac.il)
AbstractSeawater desalination is largely presented as a last resort to address water scarcity in closed basins. The question of whether seawater desalination can substitute for other costly measures, specifically large-scale diversion, has not been adequately assessed. To this end the full unit cost of supplying water to Beijing from the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, the largest in the world, is compared to desalination. Desalination appears to be much more cost-efficient than diversion, even when the diversion's environmental externalities are excluded. By implementing desalination and water management options, China could substantially reduce water costs; this suggests that desalination should not be viewed only as a last resort.
KeywordSeawater desalination inter-basin diversion water policy supply cost China
DOI10.1080/07900627.2016.1143349
WOS KeywordSEAWATER DESALINATION ; WATER MANAGEMENT ; MIDDLE ROUTE ; RIVER-BASIN ; SOUTH ; PROJECT ; ENVIRONMENT ; IMPACT ; SPAIN
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41301642] ; Golda Meir Fellowship
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Golda Meir Fellowship
WOS Research AreaWater Resources
WOS SubjectWater Resources
WOS IDWOS:000395008900007
PublisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64826
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorFeitelson, Eran
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Dept Geog, IL-91905 Jerusalem, Israel
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Li, Fei,Feitelson, Eran. To desalinate or divert? A comparative supply cost analysis for north coastal China[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT,2017,33(1):93-110.
APA Li, Fei,&Feitelson, Eran.(2017).To desalinate or divert? A comparative supply cost analysis for north coastal China.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT,33(1),93-110.
MLA Li, Fei,et al."To desalinate or divert? A comparative supply cost analysis for north coastal China".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT 33.1(2017):93-110.
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