JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 1474-1487.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.20151107

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Valuation of Water Ecosystem Services in Shenzhen City

LIANG Hong1, PAN Xiao-feng1, YU Xin-fan1, XU Wang1, CHEN Hui-ming2, LI Xiao-ke3   

  1. 1. Shenzhen Environmental Monitoring Center, Shenzhen 518000, China;
    2. Guangdong Environmental Monitoring Center, Guangzhou 510000, China;
    3. Shenzhen Hazardous Waste Treatment Station Co. Ltd., Shenzhen 518000, China
  • Received:2015-10-12 Revised:2016-03-31 Online:2016-09-20 Published:2016-09-20
  • Supported by:
    R & D Funds for Science and Technology of Shenzhen, No.JCYJ20130402160157261

Abstract: In order to promote the scientific use and management of urban water resources, this study estimated the economic value of water ecosystem service of Shenzhen City with integrated method of economics and ecology and analyzed the impact of water ecosystem on urban development from the perspective of product providing, regulating, culture and support. The results showed that the total value of water ecosystem services of Shenzhen was 864.51×108 yuan, in which regulating was the most valued water ecosystem service function, accounting for 69.84%. The value of providing, supporting, and cultural function accounted for 6.48%, 7.68% and 15.99%, respectively. The great regulating function owed to abundant rainfall and good flood control facilities. The value of air purification service in regulating function could be neglected. The value of providing function was the lowest, indicating the scarcity of water resources in Shenzhen. The study suggested that urban water ecosystem evaluation system should be established for each administrative region for the purpose of carrying out long term observation and evaluation of water ecosystem service functions, evaluating the actual changes of water ecosystem service with time, and engaging the value of water service function in the actual changes of ecological environment factors.

Key words: economic value, services function, Shenzhen, water ecosystem

CLC Number: 

  • F062.2