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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1149-1154
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.1149.1154
 
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A Framework to Protect Vulnerable Groups in Water Resource Conflicts

Yanping Chen, Jatinder N.D. Gupta and Jie Zhang

Abstract:
With the rapid development of economy and society in China, water shortage and water pollution have become more serious. As a result, water resource conflicts have become prominent problems in water resources management of China. The water resource conflicts are caused by such factors as inadequate water quantity, poor water quality and improper timing of water usage. This study firstly points out that neglecting to protect the interests of the vulnerable groups often aggravates water resource conflicts. Then, the characteristics of vulnerable groups in water resource conflicts and their harm to the society are illustrated and the current research on vulnerable groups in various fields is briefly reviewed. Finally, a framework to protect vulnerable groups in water resource conflicts is proposed. This proposed framework combines economic compensation and capacity building to prevent water resource conflicts from their source.
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How to cite this article:

Yanping Chen, Jatinder N.D. Gupta and Jie Zhang, 2013. A Framework to Protect Vulnerable Groups in Water Resource Conflicts. Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 1149-1154.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.1149.1154

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2013.1149.1154

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