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October 25th, 2011
China’s Decade Plan for Water

Once a year, a No. 1 central document is issued in Beijing that states the government’s priorities for the next year.  The issues addressed range from economic security, zoology safety and state safety, but for the first time, construction of water resources has also made the list.  According ot Jiao Yong, China’s Vice Minister of Water Resources 40% of China’s rivers are already polluted due to the country’s rapid economic growth, and “Industrialization, urbanization, including ensuring grain and food security, are exerting higher demands on water supplies… while our water use remains crude and wasteful.” Read More