Facts and Statistics

20% of groundwater in China which are used as drinking water contaminated with carcinogens
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At least 320 million people in China do not have access to clean drinking water.
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The annual discharge of sewage and industrial waste in the Yangtze River has reached about 25 billion tons.
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“More than 70 percent of China’s rivers and lakes are polluted, government reports have said, and almost half may contain water that is unfit for human consumption or contact.”
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China’s more than 4,700 underground water-quality testing stations show that nearly three-fifths of all water supplies are “relatively bad” or worse.
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Agriculture runoffs are the No. 1 cause of water contamination in China.
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According to China’s State Forestry Administration, more than 27 per cent of the country suffers from desertification, with Inner Mongolia, in northern China, being among the worst.
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Desertification has hit 18 provinces and impacts more than 400 million people.
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According to 2012 statistics from the Ministry of Supervision, water pollution accidents in China have risen to more than 1,700 annually — almost five accidents every day.
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40 percent of China’s water bodies are polluted, and roughly 700 million Chinese citizens drink contaminated water on a regular basis.
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About one third of the industrial waste water and more than 90 percent of household sewage in China is released into rivers and lakes without being treated.
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Nearly 80 percent of China’s cities (278 of them) have no sewage treatment facilities and few have plans to build any and underground water supplies in 90 percent of the cities are contaminated.
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Water shortages and water pollution in China are such a problem that the World Bank warns of “catastrophic consequences for future generations.
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Half of China’s population lacks safe drinking water.
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Nearly two thirds of China’s rural population—more than 500 million people—use water contaminated by human and industrial waste.
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China is one of the worst performers (ranked 116 out of 132 countries) with respect to its performance on changes in water quantity due to consumption, including industrial, agricultural, and household uses.
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A recent government study found that groundwater in 90 percent of China’s cities is contaminated, most of it severely.
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In summer of 2011, the China government reported 43 percent of state-monitored rivers are so polluted, they’re unsuitable for human contact.
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Water consumed by people in China contains dangerous levels of arsenic, fluorine and sulfates. An estimated 980 million of China’s 1.3 billion people drink water every day that is partly polluted.
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More than 600 million Chinese drink water contaminated with human or animal wastes and 20 million people drink well water contaminated with high levels of radiation.
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More than 600 million Chinese drink water contaminated with human or animal wastes and 20 million people drink well water contaminated with high levels of radiation.
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