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Table 1

Decoupling trend between total water consumption and total economic growth in Jiangxi Province (2000–2015)

YearGDPWCD(wc, g)Degree decoupling/coupling
2000 8.203 4.249 0.518 Weak decoupling 
2001 8.711 −3.088 −0.354 Strong decoupling 
2002 10.466 −5.770 −0.551 Strong decoupling 
2003 12.846 −13.756 −1.071 Strong decoupling 
2004 13.160 18.068 1.373 Expansive negative decoupling 
2005 12.760 2.164 0.170 Weak decoupling 
2006 12.226 −1.170 −0.096 Strong decoupling 
2007 13.050 13.952 1.069 Expansive coupling 
2008 13.150 −0.283 −0.022 Strong decoupling 
2009 13.058 8.609 0.659 Weak decoupling 
2010 13.926 −6.472 −0.465 Strong decoupling 
2011 12.492 10.574 0.846 Expansive coupling 
2012 10.961 −7.788 −0.710 Strong decoupling 
2013 10.042 9.231 0.919 Expansive coupling 
2014 9.695 −2.082 −0.215 Strong decoupling 
2015 9.070 −5.264 −0.580 Strong decoupling 
YearGDPWCD(wc, g)Degree decoupling/coupling
2000 8.203 4.249 0.518 Weak decoupling 
2001 8.711 −3.088 −0.354 Strong decoupling 
2002 10.466 −5.770 −0.551 Strong decoupling 
2003 12.846 −13.756 −1.071 Strong decoupling 
2004 13.160 18.068 1.373 Expansive negative decoupling 
2005 12.760 2.164 0.170 Weak decoupling 
2006 12.226 −1.170 −0.096 Strong decoupling 
2007 13.050 13.952 1.069 Expansive coupling 
2008 13.150 −0.283 −0.022 Strong decoupling 
2009 13.058 8.609 0.659 Weak decoupling 
2010 13.926 −6.472 −0.465 Strong decoupling 
2011 12.492 10.574 0.846 Expansive coupling 
2012 10.961 −7.788 −0.710 Strong decoupling 
2013 10.042 9.231 0.919 Expansive coupling 
2014 9.695 −2.082 −0.215 Strong decoupling 
2015 9.070 −5.264 −0.580 Strong decoupling 

Note:GDP is the growth rate of total output value; %ΔWC is the growth rate of WC; D(wc, g) is the decoupling elasticity coefficient.

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