China Faces Big Water Crisis

China's rapid industrialization and urbanization along with over exploitation and abuse of natural resources has led to serious water pollution and water scarcity that is approaching crisis proportions.

A recently released annual environmental bulletin by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) reveals that over 30 percent of the country's rivers and over 50 percent of groundwater are below national water quality standards. The continuing deterioration of water quality affecting people's lives and health has become one of the most urgent existential crises for China.