Tang, Y.; Xu, J.; Zhou, F., and Sun, F., 2020. Construction of a primary market transaction mode for groundwater resources based on the principle of sustainable development: Jiangsu Province, China. In: Hu, C. and Cai, M. (eds.), Geo-informatics and Oceanography. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 105, pp. 195–198. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Chinese water resources are abundant yet remain insufficient per capita. Groundwater is thus becoming an important water resource. Taking Jiangsu Province as an example, this paper studies and constructs a sustainable trading mode for a groundwater primary market based on the principle of sustainable development. After examining different uses of groundwater, the study confirms that differentiated trading methods for water rights have been adopted since initial water resources allocation, combining a market mechanism with government regulation, and that the trade mode will promote win–win development of the economy and the environment.