14 July 2003 Urban drought: a potential environmental hotspot in the western region development of China
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A large-scale economic development program in western China has begun since 1999. Fast urbanization is expected with urban population increasing dramatically. Western China is mostly in arid and semi-arid climate zone and water resources are very limited. It suggests that an early warning system specifically designed to deal with urban droughts should be developed. Thresholds on identifying the water related hotspots must be determined based on different regions and economic sectors.
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Qian Ye, Michael H. Glantz, Lianchun Song, Guowu Sun, Xiaoling Pan, "Urban drought: a potential environmental hotspot in the western region development of China", Proc. SPIE 4890, Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.465937; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.465937
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