Advances in Earth Science ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (11): 1205-1212. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2016.11.1205

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Tendency Analysis of Socio-hydrology Research Based on Bibliometrics

Xuemei Wang 1( ), Zhiqiang Zhang 2, *( )   

  1. 1.Southwest University Library, Chongqing 400715, China
    2.Chengdu Library and Information Center,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2016-08-10 Revised:2016-10-11 Online:2016-11-20 Published:2016-11-20
  • Contact: Zhiqiang Zhang;
  • About author:

    First author:Wang Xuemei(1976-), female, Yongchuan City, Chongqing Municipality, Associate professor. Research areas include scientometrics and information

  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the State Key Program of National Natural Science of China “Research on the mechanism impact of the cultural changes and ecological evolution and their effects on the ecology-hydrology-policy in River Basin—Comparative research on Heihe River and Murray-Darling River”(No.91125007);the National Natural Science Foundation of China “Dynamic spatial and temporal analysis of academic influence of Geoscience research papers”(No.41641058)

Xuemei Wang, Zhiqiang Zhang. Tendency Analysis of Socio-hydrology Research Based on Bibliometrics[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2016, 31(11): 1205-1212.

Socio-hydrology is a new inter-disciplinary science of people and water. The biblio-metrical analysis was made on the socio-hydrology papers included in the Web of Science (WoS) to obtain the study progress of socio-hydrology. The results indicated that the research areas of socio-hydrology mainly covered water resources, environmental sciences, civil engineering, geosciences, environmental engineering, agronomy, environmental studies, ecology, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, and geography. The key topics in general socio-hydrology were water resources, agricultural irrigation, and water policy. Furthermore, the research spots varied with the needs of the societal development in the different decades. They also varied among countries. The special socio-hydrology research mainly focused on water need and security in both urban and rural development, and emphasized the decision support of scientific management through effective hydrological model prediction. Its development will promote the sustainable management and utilization of water resources and help better solve water problems facing the humans.

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