drinking water shortage

Water Adds to Worries in China’s Quake-Hit Sichuan

Officials and experts worry that a severe lack of clean drinking water, especially in rural areas, will raise the death toll from the Sichuan earthquake. From Reuters: There is water everywhere in China’s quake-ravaged...

Not a Drop to Drink

Persistent drought in China’s northeast has led to a severe drinking-water shortage, from Reuters: A drought in China’s northeast Liaoning province has left nearly 700,000 people without drinking water after rainfall...

Reuters: Nine Million Chinese Face Drinking-Water Shortage

From China National News: Drought in China has left over nine million people facing drinking water shortages and could take a heavy toll on spring planting around the country, the China Daily reported on Monday. Farmers planting rice in southern China and wheat in the north could expect little or no water to irrigate lands […]



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