Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2010, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (3): 216-221.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-764x.2010.03.004

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A Health Evaluation Method for Mountainous River Systems

WANG Liping1, ZHENG Jiangtao2, ZHOU Ting2* and ZHOU Xiaowei1,3   

  1. 1 Research Institute of Water Resources and Hydro-Electric Engineering, School of Renewable Energy,North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China;
    2 School of Economic and Management, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China;
    3 Hydrochina Corporation, Beijing 100120, China
  • Received:2010-08-16 Revised:2010-09-13 Online:2010-11-10 Published:2010-11-04
  • Contact: ZHOU Ting

Abstract: By analyzing basic characteristics of mountainous river systems, this paper established an index system of mountainous river health assessment from both an ecological service perspective and the perspective of meeting human needs, and has built a mountainous river health evaluation model based on Projection Pursuit theory. Taking a typical mountainous river in southwestern China as an example, this paper investigated its health status prior to and after hydropower development. The result showed that the comprehensive health situation after hydropower development is significantly better than that in the current situation. In addition, this paper proposed countermeasures for river health maintenance based on an analysis of structural features of the evaluation result.