Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions ›› 2016, Vol. 8 ›› Issue (2): 156-162.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1226.2016.00156

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The evolution and enlightenment of water resources accounting from accounts to balance sheet

FuHui Jian1,2,3, XiaoYu Song1, LiLi Li2, WenQi Gao4   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Eco-hydrology and River Basin Science, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China;
    2. Gansu's Economic Research Institute, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China;
    3. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    4. Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics, Lanzhou, Gansu 730020, China
  • Received:2015-08-30 Revised:2015-12-30 Published:2018-11-23
  • Contact: XiaoYu Song
  • Supported by:
    This study was supported by the Chinese Science Academy STS Program:Natural Resources Balance Sheet Research and Application(KFJ-EW-STS-001); National Natural Science Funds Key Project(Grant No.91125019);National Natural Science Youth Foundation(Grant No.41401645).

Abstract: The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has proposed an important national strategic decision:to explore and establish the balance sheet of natural resources,to implement leaders' of-office auditing system about natural resources assets.Water is one of the most essential nature resources of human beings;water resources accounting,as an important water resources management tool,is an essential part of compiling the natural resources balance sheet.In this paper,we provide a summary of the historic evolution of water resources accounting and analyze its application in some typical countries.Although water resources accounting and water resources balance sheet reflect different implications and focus,both require water resources accounts as the basis in system establishment.

Key words: water resources, water accounts, water accounting, water balance sheet

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