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Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 30, pp 30954–30966 | Cite as

Study on the quantification of ecological compensation in a river basin considering different industries based on water pollution loss value

  • Xinjian Guan
  • Shengling Hou
  • Yu MengEmail author
  • Wenkang Liu
Research Article
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Abstract

The study on the quantification of ecological compensation (eco-compensation) in a river basin can help to make environmental protection more compatible with ecological construction. In this paper, the upstream and downstream of the river basin were treated as the subjects and objects of eco-compensation, and the mechanism of eco-compensation was clarified. The emergy analysis theory (EMA) was used to calculate the values of water resources in sub-industries (agriculture, industry, life, and recreation). The pollution loss rate theory (PLR) was adopted to calculate the water pollution loss rate in sub-industries. According to the value of water resources and pollution loss rate in sub-industries, combined with the water consumption of sub-industries in the river basin, the Ecological Compensation Quantification Model of Sub-industries (ECQ-Is Model) was constructed. Under the guidance of the aforementioned theory and model, a comprehensive research was conducted on the Xiaohong River. The results showed that the eco-compensation values of the upstream area, industry, and agriculture in the river basin were higher. Therefore, it is essential that the water resources in the Xiaohong River basin be well conserved and managed. In addition, the research results point out the direction for water pollution control, which includes promoting the coordinated development of the upstream and downstream, and maximizing the ecological benefits of the river basin.

Keywords

Ecological compensation Quantification model Emergy analysis theory Pollution loss rate Value of water resources Xiaohong river basin 

Notes

Funding information

This study received partial financial support from the National Key R&D Program of China (No. 2018YFC0407405) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51879241 and 51809239) that made this project possible. This study also received support from the School of Water Conservancy Science and Engineering in Zhengzhou University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xinjian Guan
    • 1
  • Shengling Hou
    • 1
  • Yu Meng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wenkang Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Water Conservancy Science and EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.China Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering Bohai Consultancy Co. LTDTianjinChina

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