Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Research article
25 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 25 Feb 2015

A conceptual socio-hydrological model of the co-evolution of humans and water: case study of the Tarim River basin, western China

D. Liu, F. Tian, M. Lin, and M. Sivapalan


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 Aug 2014) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Dengfeng Liu on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Nov 2014) by Axel Kleidon
RR by Salvatore Manfreda (09 Dec 2014)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (23 Dec 2014) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Dengfeng Liu on behalf of the Authors (02 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jan 2015) by Axel Kleidon
Short summary
A simplified conceptual socio-hydrological model based on logistic growth curves is developed for the Tarim River basin in western China and is used to illustrate the explanatory power of a co-evolutionary model. The socio-hydrological system is composed of four sub-systems, i.e., the hydrological, ecological, economic, and social sub-systems. The hydrological equation focusing on water balance is coupled to the evolutionary equations of the other three sub-systems.