A clear understanding of the decoupling relationship between water footprint and economic growth is conducive to facilitating and realizing the coordinated development of water resources and economic growth in this region. This study calculated the water footprint and other related indicators of BTHR from to , and objectively evaluated the utilization of water resources in the region. Then, logarithmic mean divisia index LMDI method was applied to study the driving factors that resulted in the change of water footprint and their respective effects. Finally, Tapio decoupling model was used to research the decoupling relationships between water footprint and economic growth, and between the driving factors of water footprint and economic growth.
Population Case Study: Kerala, India - Internet Geography
Photo Source: The Telegraph. Such efforts led to a fertility reduction of 5. Other factors such as increasing urbanization and cost-of-living may have ultimately been more influential than the policy itself. Even so, by , the vice-minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission claimed at the UN climate conference in Copenhagen that the one-child policy had resulted in million fewer births and 1. It is difficult, if not impossible, to substantiate the claim that the one-child policy directly resulted in fewer tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Indeed, China seems to have largely dropped that line of argument subsequent to the Copenhagen climate conference.
We explore and quantify the manifold impacts of urbanization on ecosystems and the services they provide. In determining the effects of urbanization on the environment we draw data from weather stations, field interviews, satellite images, and governmental records. We develop new algorithms for processing this data, apply spatial statistical analysis to discover trends, and use coupled human—environment system models to predict future impacts.
Many countries have introduced policies to promote or reduce population growth. This usually involves encouraging people to have more or fewer children. Notice how natural increase falls with the introduction of the One Child Policy.