China faces water shortage of 40 billion cubic meters every year

Via Yahoo! News, from AFP: “China faces shortage of 40 billion cubic meters (1,400 billion cubic feet) every year with severe pollution posing a threat to the health of millions of people, state media reported.

More than 400 of 669 Chinese cities are facing water shortages, among which the situation in 110 cities was described as ‘serious’, said Xinhua news agency, quoting Wang Shucheng, Minister of Water Resources.”

December 28, 2004 12:12 PM
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