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Tele-connecting water consumption in Tibet: Patterns and socio-economic driving factors for virtual water trades
Sun, Siao1; Bao, Chao1,2; Tang, Zhipeng1
2019-10-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION
ISSN0959-6526
Volume233Pages:1250-1258
Corresponding AuthorBao, Chao(baoc@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Tang, Zhipeng(tangzp@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractAs the headwaters region of many major Asian rivers and one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in the world, Tibet is an important strategic water resources and ecological conservation district in China. Although Tibet has developed increasing economic links with external regions, the virtual water (VW) interactions have rarely been discussed due to data unavailability. In this study, based on a newly released China multiple-regional input-output table in 2012, Tibet's local water use is analyzed by associating it with interregional-level trades in China. The structural decomposition analysis (SDA), which is conventionally applied to trace influencing factors for temporal changes of environmental variables, is adapted to examine socio-economic determinants of net VW trade in Tibet. The results indicate that Tibet is a net VW exporter, providing 577.5 million m(3) net VW to other provinces. The SDA results provide quantified effects of different factors. Tibet's low direct water use intensity and water intensive dominated export structure contribute 1048.6 and 738.9 million m(3) net VW exports, respectively. In contrast, the trade volume of commodities and production structure contribute to offsetting the net VW export 1140.7 and 69.4 million m(3), respectively. Policies are informed towards sustainable water resources uses and management. Measures including resources use efficiency improvement, industry upgrade towards a less resource intensive production structure and material support from external regions are suggested, highlighting the importance of strengthening coordination between Tibet and downstream regions. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordInput-output analysis Net virtual water trade Structural decomposition analysis Tibet Virtual water Water footprint
DOI10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.141
WOS KeywordSTRUCTURAL DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS ; INPUT-OUTPUT-ANALYSIS ; HAIHE RIVER-BASIN ; CO2 EMISSIONS ; FOOTPRINT ; CHINA ; EFFICIENCY ; PLATEAU ; ENERGY ; FLOWS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA20040401] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41730645] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41790424] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41601167]
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Engineering ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Engineering, Environmental ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000479025500101
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/68847
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorBao, Chao; Tang, Zhipeng
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Resources & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Sun, Siao,Bao, Chao,Tang, Zhipeng. Tele-connecting water consumption in Tibet: Patterns and socio-economic driving factors for virtual water trades[J]. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION,2019,233:1250-1258.
APA Sun, Siao,Bao, Chao,&Tang, Zhipeng.(2019).Tele-connecting water consumption in Tibet: Patterns and socio-economic driving factors for virtual water trades.JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION,233,1250-1258.
MLA Sun, Siao,et al."Tele-connecting water consumption in Tibet: Patterns and socio-economic driving factors for virtual water trades".JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION 233(2019):1250-1258.
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