Sustainable water resource and endogenous economic growth

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-244
Journal / PublicationTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume112
Online published16 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Poyang Lake suffers from a severe shortage of water, due to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam and other hydropower stations along the upper Yangtze River. In this paper, we propose a two-sector endogenous growth model to investigate the effects of extractive water use and impoundment activities on the optimal sustainable growth path. To offset the negative impact of the extractive use on the regenerative capacities of water resources, the impoundment activities should grow at a constant rate. We also provide a numerical example to illustrate the mechanisms of the endowment and the regenerative capacities of water resources on the long-run economic growth path. We find out some theoretical evidence to support the construction of a water conservancy project to restore regeneration capacities of Poyang Lake.

Research Area(s)

  • Endogenous economic growth, Extractive use, Impoundment activities, Poyang Lake, Renewable water resources, Water sustainability

Citation Format(s)

Sustainable water resource and endogenous economic growth. / Zhang, Ning; Wu, Tao; Wang, Bing; Dong, Liang; Ren, Jingzheng.

In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 112, 01.11.2016, p. 237-244.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review