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Proc. IAHS, 379, 279-286, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-279-2018
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05 Jun 2018
Discussion on water resources value accounting and its application
Biying Guo1, Xiaorong Huang1,2, Kai Ma1, Linyun Gao1, and Yanqiu Wang1 1College of Water Resource & Hydropower, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
2State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Abstract. The exploration of the compilation of natural resources balance sheet has been proposed since 2013. Several elements of water resources balance sheet have been discussed positively in China, including basic concept, framework and accounting methods, which focused on calculating the amount of water resources with statistical methods but lacked the analysis of the interrelationship between physical volume and magnitude of value. Based on the study of physical accounting of water resources balance sheet, the connotation of water resources value is analyzed in combination with research on the value of water resources in the world. What's more, the theoretical framework, form of measurement and research methods of water resources value accounting are further explored. Taking Chengdu, China as an example, the index system of water resources balance sheet in Chengdu which includes both physical and valuable volume is established to account the depletion of water resources, environmental damage and ecological water occupation caused by economic and social water use. Moreover, the water resources balance sheet in this region which reflects the negative impact of the economy on the environment is established. It provides a reference for advancing water resources management, improving government and social investment, realizing scientific and rational allocation of water resources.
Citation: Guo, B., Huang, X., Ma, K., Gao, L., and Wang, Y.: Discussion on water resources value accounting and its application, Proc. IAHS, 379, 279-286, https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-279-2018, 2018.
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This paper analyzed basic principles and existing flaws of water resources value theories and accounting methods, proposed to primarily account water resources depletion cost, water environment degradation cost and ecological water occupation cost from three aspects, i.e. water resources, water environment and water eco-system. It provides a reference for advancing water resources management, realizing scientific and rational allocation of water resources.
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