Comparisons of the Major Indexes of Water Stresses Analysis at Multiple Regional Scales

  • Meng XuEmail author
  • Chunhui Li


The accounting results of the regional water footprint cannot directly reflect the regional water resources conditions, as the regional water condition also highly connects with their regional scales and water endowment backgrounds. Therefore, the water stresses analysis based on the water footprint accounting under multiple regional scales needs to be made for the evaluations of the regional water sustainable management. In this chapter, based on the computed water footprint results of the three study areas in the previous chapters, the major evaluation indexes for water stresses analysis under multiple regional scales were compared. Furtherly, the exploration on their special properties in analyzing water stresses towards the multiple regional scales and water resources backgrounds were conducted. In addition, the principal water stresses analysis approaches and their relevant evaluation indexes under multiple regional scales were summarized for the references of the later researchers on this aspect. The conclusion from the analyses can be of importance for the authorities and policy makers in formulating the relevant water policies and strategies.


Water Stresses Analysis Multiple regional scales Water stresses analysis approaches and indexes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationZhejiang University of Finance and EconomicsHangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of EnvironmentBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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