Facts and Statistics

Overall, the world is using 9,087 billion cubic meters of water per year. China is using 1,207 billion cubic meters.
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25-33% of Chinese do not have access to safe drinking water.
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Chinese govt is promoting recycling water but still of the >80% of wastewater that is treated only 10% is recycled
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Over 99% of Chinese cities have wastewater treatment plants; challenges like low profitability & quality remain
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Seawater use, desal & sponge cities increasing; some industries internally recycling; MBR: a promising tech
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The average annual water shortage of China is 50 billion m3
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China’s total wastewater discharge (mainly industrial and domestic wastewater) rose from 61.7 billion tonnes to 71.6 billion tonnes from 2010 to 2014.
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Over 80% of wastewater is treated but only 10% is recycled.
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Over 99% of cities in China are equipped with wastewater treatment plants
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China’s seawater use & desalination capability have been increasing over the last 15+ years
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