🖼#國際【中國真的好缺水】（Part 1/3）🌟 Bloomberg 《彭博》Article 📄 https://bloom.bg/33BFCQi原文摘錄：China’s water situation is particularly ...
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🌟 Bloomberg 《彭博》
Article 📄 https://bloom.bg/33BFCQi
China’s water situation is particularly grim. As Gopal Reddy notes, China possesses 20% of the world’s population but only 7% of its fresh water. Entire regions, especially in the north, suffer from water scarcity worse than that found in a parched Middle East.
Thousands of rivers have disappeared, while industrialization and pollution have spoiled much of the water that remains. By some estimates, 80% to 90% of China’s groundwater and half of its river water is too dirty to drink; more than half of its groundwater and one-quarter of its river water cannot even be used for industry or farming.
This is an expensive problem. China is forced to divert water from comparatively wet regions to the drought-plagued north; experts assess that the country loses well over $100 billion annually as a result of water scarcity.
Source：Bloomberg, The Diplomat & Aljazeera