“Since 1997, the China Environment Forum (CEF) – an initiative of the Wilson Centre’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program – has implemented projects, workshops, and exchanges that bring together U.S., Chinese, and other environmental policy experts to explore the most imperative environmental and sustainable development issues in China and to examine opportunities for business, governmental, and nongovernmental communities to collaboratively address these issues.”
As we can see, the CEF is one of many approaches that China and its government has taken to address the crucial issues of water conservation in China.
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Hello I’m Sabrina! And this is my blog about water conservation… in BIG CHINA! You might not be particularly interested in this issue.. among alllll the other blogs that you have to browse through. However just read this introductory post and you might want to know more. Here’s a video on a French Man, Remi Camus, who swam the Mekong river to highlight pollution. A 4400 kilometre long journey awaits..
To touch on the issue of water conservation in China, here are some recent statistics and a proper introduction.
Over the past thirty years, China has experienced extensive and crucial economic development, and the economy is currently ranked second in the world in terms of economic size. Additionally, China has experienced constant economic growth of approximately 7%, always ranking among the top 5 spots in terms of economic growth. However, this seemingly applaudable development is increasingly being constrained by issues with water resources in the country. With the largest percentage of population in the world of 21%, there is a severe problem with water scarcity, with only 6% of the world’s total water resource to feed this 21% of the world’s population. Additionally, with only 9% of the world’s arable land, this issue has started to attract the attention of local authorities and international authorities as well.
While China is in the process of attempting to remedy this situation, with policies and plans already put in place, we can continue to look forward to more efforts by the local and international authorities to alleviate the issue of water scarcity.