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A Sustainable Plan for China's Drinking Water

Abstract: 
This article analyzes the problems of access to drinking water in China. It claims that the problem is a problem of "supply and demand" and that the first priority must be to purge rivers and lakes of industrial and agricultural pollutants, and to prevent these from entering the water table in the first place. The authors propose that cheaper technologies at the point of use, such as purifiers on taps, would be enough to deliver clean drinking water to most of China's population, because drinking water accounts for only a few percent of total consumption.
Author: 
Tao Tao & Kunlun Xin
Institution: 
Nature
Year: 
2014
Input By: 
AnnaJoy Gillis
Affiliation: 
MIT
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Extraction & Processing
Food & Agriculture
Country: 
China
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies
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Policies