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China's Water Pollution Problems

1st Edition

By Claudio O. Delang

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114 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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Description

Water pollution is one of the most serious problems plaguing China today with millions of citizens drinking water unfit for consumption. These abysmal conditions have fuelled increasing social discontent, as people become more concerned by the need to address the pressing issues of water pollution, scarcity, and waste management.

This book describes how and why China has ended up in such a dire situation, what the government is doing to address the problem and the difficulties encountered in attempting to reduce pollution. The analysis is based on both gray literature (newspaper articles, NGO reports, Chinese government information) and on academic studies. The gray literature gives a voice to those who suffer from the pollution, their advocates, and government officers, and allows the reader to better grasp the conditions on the ground, and the impact of the air pollution among the people in different areas in China. The academic literature adds a theoretical perspective and brings these different case studies into a broader context.

This book will be of great interest to students of environmental pollution and contemporary Chinese studies looking for an introduction to the topic, as well as researchers looking for an analysis of China's environmental problems.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Levels of Water Pollution 3. The Sources of Water Pollution 4. The Consequences of Water Pollution 5. The Solutions 6. Conclusion

About the Author

Claudio O. Delang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography of Hong Kong Baptist University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS099000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian