Empirical Analysis on Relationship between Water Footprint of China’s Textile Industry and Eco-environment

Hong Zhao, Xiaodong Lu, Zhenzhen Shao

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 1067-1076, Article No: e107126

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Abstract

Water footprint is a composite indicator of measuring the occupation of human social and economic activities on water resources, and also a focus point in research of water resources. The textile industry is a high water consuming one, but researches on the water footprint of the textile industry are relatively small. Therefore, the systematical study on the relationship between the water footprint of China’s textile industry and economic development has great potential and importance in targeted controlling and optimizing the use of water resources and sustainable economic development. Based on the water footprint theory, this paper makes analyses on the water footprint of China’s textile industry from 2001 to 2012. Then it empirically analyzes the relationship between the water footprint of China’s textile industry and the economic development from the variation trend of long term and short period by using the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) and decoupling model. In the last part, the author proposes targeted conclusions for water saving and emission reduction of the industry.

Keywords

water footprint, textile industry, economic development, Environmental Kuznets Curve

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