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Modelling the response of surface water quality to the urbanization in Xi’an, China

Authors
Journal
Journal of Environmental Management
0301-4797
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
86
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.12.043
Keywords
  • Urbanization
  • Xi’An
  • Land-Use Change
  • Surface Water Quality
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract The study investigated the response of surface water quality to urbanization in Xi’an, China. We qualitatively described the change in urban land use from 1996 to 2003, analyzed the status of the surface water environment, and constructed a model of urban expansion to simulate the water environment's response to urbanization. Our results revealed that patterns of land use changed dramatically, the rate of economic growth exceeded that of urbanization during the study period, and increasing urban land use was correlated with fluctuations in water quality. The simulated results suggested that urbanization had reached the environmental carrying capacity based on the average land utility and the marginal costs of pollution.

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