China faces ‘world’s worst water crisis – Reuters

From Reuters, via CNN:

China is struggling to overcome what a minister called the world’s worst water crisis caused by widespread drought, pollution, rapid economic growth and waste, the China Daily has said.

Per capita water availability in China was about a quarter of the world average and expected to fall further, the report said.

“(China) is facing a water crisis more severe and urgent than any other country in the world,” Qiu Baoxing, vice minister of construction, was quoted as saying.

See also: Water crisis needs urgent solutions by Guan Xiaofeng on China Daily.

October 31, 2005 8:22 PM
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