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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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.