CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Quoted at Metro on China's Water Pollution

May 13, 2014

In the latest report at Metro, 'Cancer villages' alert China to urgent water crisis,  CEF Jennifer Turner comments on Chinese ongoing water crisis. “Having said that, you have to keep in mind that every year for the past 40, China’s GDP has grown 10 per cent,” she says. “It doesn’t mean water had to pay this kind of price, but it has happened.” 

Also, Turner points out that the water quality has remained at a “steady awful level for the past decade.” A lot of current efforts maintain that level, “not let it get worse.” Water plants are now treating as much as 70 per cent of water, but agriculture runoffs and contamination from industries — such as chemical spills and deliberate dumps — are getting worse.

Metro is Canada’s most read national daily newspaper brand and the first national daily to publish in both official languages.

(Photo: Feng Li/Getty Images)

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