Evaluation of Groundwater Function in Tianjin based on Dissipation Theory

Evaluation of Groundwater Function in Tianjin based on Dissipation Theory

Jihong Qu Li Yan Kun Ren Furong Yu Juan Zhou 

School of Resources & Environment, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, No.36, Beihuan Road, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Power, No.36, Beihuan Road, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

School of Civil Engineering & Communication, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, No.36, Beihuan Road, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Corresponding Author Email: 
jh.qu@qq.com; 317718416@qq.com; yufurong@ncwu.edu.cn; zhoujuanqtt@126.com
15 March 2017
15 April 2017
31 March 2017
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Groundwater possesses resources function, ecology function and geological environment function. The eco-environmental and geological problems caused by the unreasonable abstraction of groundwater can all be attributed to the degeneration and loss of groundwater function. The evaluation of groundwater function is the foundation of groundwater management. Groundwater system is dissipative structure system. On the basis of order degree and entropy of dissipative structure system, this paper establish a set of new and more adaptive evaluation index system and evaluation model of groundwater function, which are applied in the evaluation of groundwater function in Tianjin. The results indicate that the region with moderately strong groundwater comprehensive function mainly locates in Ji County. While groundwater comprehensive function in Baodi District and Wuqing District is moderate, and other regions are moderately weak or weak. These findings may help decision-makers for devising sustainable groundwater management strategies in Tianjin.


Dissipative structure, groundwater function, order parameter, entropy

1. Introduction
2. Materials and Methods
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusion

The study was financially supported by Non-Profit Industry Specific Research Projects of Ministry of Water Resources, China, Grant NO: 201401041, Science and Technology Research Key Project of the Education Department of Henan Province, Grant NO: 14A170006, and Open Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin (China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research), Grant NO: IWHR-SKL-201208.


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