The problems of water supply of China in 2000 are revealed by statistical data. It is shown that 450 cities will be short of fresh water; a great quantity is utilised in agriculture much of which can be saved; groundwater is over‐extracted; the level of water is falling by an average of 1‐2mu each year which has caused the subsiding of regional earth; the quality of drinking water and of water utilised in industry becomes poorer; water resources are polluted because of the increase in organic pollutants, the number and size of cities, the pollution of nutrient and colon bacillus, the decrease in the area of lakes, the shortage of money for administration, the amount of polluted water drained without efficient treatment, the low re‐utilisation ratio of water, and the low rate of sewerage system development.
Guogang, H., Fenglan, J. and Jimin, Y. (1991), "2000 AD: Water Environment Problems of China", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 18 No. 8/9/10, pp. 174-179. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299110139224
MCB UP Ltd
Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited