Dynamic Water Environmental Capacity Calculations of Rivers Based on Hydrological Processes

  • Wei DengEmail author
  • Jing Ma
  • Long Yan
  • Ying Zhang
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The process and mechanism of the water environmental capacity, and the coupling mechanism between it and the hydrological processes were studied. Then, a dynamic approach based on the hydrologic processes was developed in which distributed hydrological and water environmental capacity models were coupled to solve the problem in a traditional way. The Tieling Section of the Liao River Basin was taken as the study area for the purpose of demonstrating the proposed method. The results indicated that the water environmental capacity was uneven during different times and spaces. The results also explained that, contrary to the dynamic methods which separately calculated the years with different frequencies, seasons, or months, the traditional method was too conservative to make full use of the water environmental capacity.


Water environment management Dynamic water environmental capacity calculation Distributed hydrological model Hydrologic process 



The research was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No.2016YFC0503502) and the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (Grant No.51409271)-study on threshold depth to groundwater for vegetation stability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower ResearchBeijingChina

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