Emergy evaluation of the natural value of water resources in Chinese rivers.

@article{Chen2009EmergyEO,
  title={Emergy evaluation of the natural value of water resources in Chinese rivers.},
  author={Dan Chen and Jing Chao Chen and Zhaohui Luo and Zhuwu Lv},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={288-97}
}
Emergy theory and method were used to evaluate the economy of China and the contributions of water resources in Chinese rivers to the real wealth of the Chinese economy. The water cycle and energy conversion were reviewed, and an emergy method for evaluating the natural value of water resources in a river watershed was developed. The indices for China calculated from the emergy evaluation were close to those of developing countries. Despite a small surplus in its balance of payments, China had… CONTINUE READING
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