From AP, via the Star Online:
China’s already severe water shortages are worsening due to heavy pollution of lakes and aquifers and urban development projects with a big thirst for water, such as lawns and fountains, state media reported.
More than 100 cities have inadequate water supplies, with more than half “seriously threatened,” the official Xinhua News Agency cited Qiu Baoxing, a vice minister of construction, as saying.
“The uneven distribution of the limited resource and serious pollution further deteriorate the situation,” Qiu was quoted as saying.
Thanks, Yong Liu!