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Water in China: Why Worry?
* 11 regions in China are water scarce with water resources
comparable to the Middle East.
* The economy runs on water - 85% of water use in China by
agriculture and industry; experts project that demand for water may not
be met by 2030.
* The Dry 11 regions' total Gross Regional Product contribution to
China's GDP = 45%.
* Pollution exacerbates scarcity. Already 77% of key lakes and
reservoirs monitored are unfit for human touch.
* Food and energy security issues - The Dry 11 account for 40% of
agricultural output value and 95.6% of power in China requires water to
* Water is undervalued given scarcity; water tariffs hikes could
erode profit margins.
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