China Begins to Get Serious about Water Conservation by The Wilson Center

Where there’s a will, there might be a way. And when it comes to conserving water – or any natural resource – motivation is an essential, if not sufficient, ingredient in making progress. Over the last three years, China’s central government has become much more attuned to the challenge of saving water, a scarce resource in the vast country. It remains to be seen how effectively new water-efficiency policies will be implemented, but it’s clear that China’s top leaders are finally coming to recognize that water, like energy before it, should be regulated and used wisely in order to sustain economic growth. That, at least, is a reason for optimism.

Award-winning writer Christina Larson documents in this new article the progress China has made in water conservation.

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