Gong, Y.T. and Zhang, Y.W., 2020. Spatial correlation analysis of economic development and water consumption in Xinjiang. In: Guido Aldana, P.A. and Kantamaneni, K. (eds.), Advances in Water Resources, Coastal Management, and Marine Science Technology. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 104, pp. 605–611. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
This paper adopts GIS and spatial correlation analysis method to analyze the spatial correlation between GDP and water consumption among the cities in Xinjiang from the perspective of spatial scale. The results show that the spatial distribution of GDP and water consumption among the cities in Xinjiang is not balanced. The industry GDP and the tertiary industry GDP has a certain correlation in spatial distribution. The water consumption in total is positively correlated in spatial correlation, as the same as the water consumption in agriculture, with a certain spatial aggregation. From the correlation analysis between GDP and water consumption, we find that: there is a positive correlation between gross amount of water consumption and GDP, as well as the water consumption in agriculture. There is a negative correlation between the water consumption in industry and industry GDP, as well as the water consumption in tertiary industry. The shortage of water consumption is an important restrictive factor for the economic development in the Western South-Xinjiang.