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Water Pollution and Decoupling Status in the Yangtze River Economic Belt

Jerry Cao * 1
1 University of British Columbia

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Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 27, 112-119
Published 10 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Jerry Cao. Water Pollution and Decoupling Status in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. AEMPS (2023) Vol. 27: 112-119. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/27/20231227.

Abstract

Monitoring and reducing Water pollution is critical for the sustainable and green development of socio-economy. This paper combined the concept of Grey Water Footprint and Decoupling theory to evaluate the water pollution status in Yangtze River and the related Economic Belt from 2003 to 2018. By understanding the pollution status, a clearer insight into whether Yangtze River achieved decoupling and where to further improve water quality could be found. According to the result, although some regions, such as Yunnan and Jiangxi, did not display a descending pattern during the period, Yangtze River Economic Belt as a whole showcased a steady decline in total GWF since 2010. In regarding to the economic development, every region within Yangtze River Economic Belt significantly increased their GDP throughout the period. Therefore, according to Tapio’s decoupling model, it was always decoupling status for Yangtze River Economy from 2003 to 2018, and it has been strong decoupling status for 7 years. This paper provides some information and references for the formulation of water resources management policies, and finally promotes the green development of the areas in the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

Keywords

water pollution, Yangtze River Economic Belt, grey water footprint, Tapio’s decoupling model

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-075-2
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-076-9
Published Date
10 November 2023
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/27/20231227
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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