Water Resources (Shuǐlì zīyuán 水利资源)

XIONG Lei

A dam near the Great Wall, Beijing, China. PHOTO BY TOM CHRISTENSEN

With the advent of frequent water-pollution incidents such as algae blooms that make the water unusable for millions, the necessity of irrigation for more than 70 percent of its grain and cash crops, and a perennial water shortage, China’s water resources are at the center of one of the most important legal reforms in modern Chinese governance.

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:22+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Environment, Geography|Comments Off on Water Resources (Shuǐlì zīyuán 水利资源)

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