2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (912 October 2011)
Paper No. 92-5
Presentation Time: 9:00 AM-9:20 AM

DECISION SUPPORT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY MAKING: A CASE STUDY FROM CHINA

WANG, Yi, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 15 Zhongguancun Beiyitiao, Beijing, 100190, China, wangyi@casipm.ac.cn and ZHENG, Chunmiao, Center for Water Research, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China

In this presentation, we discuss a case study from China that attempts to address the interactions between pubic, policy and science. An operations research approach was used to establish social-economic-environmental multi-objective scenarios toward development of an optimal environmental management scheme. The multi-objective scenario analysis concerned the allocation and utilization of water resources under different industrial structures and considering future scientific advancements. Through CGE (computable general equilibrium) modeling analysis, the policy implications of different scenarios (e.g., different water prices) were quantified, including the impact on the growth of different economic sectors. Based on the modeling results, a strategy was proposed that promotes economic development in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region while preserving environmental integrity.

2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (912 October 2011)
General Information for this Meeting
Session No. 92
Decision Support for the Geosciences: The Interface between Public, Policy, and Science
Minneapolis Convention Center: Room 101DE
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Monday, 10 October 2011

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 239

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