Safe drinking water for expanding cities
Jinmin, Wang (2013) Safe drinking water for expanding cities. In: Successful examples of scientific practices in urban sustainable development. Sharing innovative experiences (20). UNDP, New York, pp. 175-182. (In Press)
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The rapid urbanization and industrialization since 1978 have posed some serious environmental challenges for sustainable development in China, with pollution and water shortages ranking among the most pressing issues. Although China is rich in water resources, water availability was only 2,343 cubic metres per capita per annum, which is just a quarter of the global mean. Water resources are unevenly distributed across the country. Floods take place very frequently (Lee, 2006).
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