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China Urban Water Blueprint

April 2016

The China Urban Water Blueprint analyzes the state of the 135 surface water sources tapped by the country’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities. The findings reveal less than 6 percent of China’s land mass provides more than two-thirds of the country’s water supply, mostly from small and medium-sized catchments. If conservation strategies—such as reforestation and improved agricultural practices—are applied to a cumulative area of roughly 1.4 million hectares, sediment and nutrient pollution could be measurably reduced—by at least 10 percent. In turn, more than 150 million people in these cities could see improved water quality. Click here to read the report.

China's Urban Water Blueprint
China's Urban Water Blueprint
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