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Ss9 Role Of External Water Footprint In Influencing China’s Water Stress

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
Special session 9: Water Framework Directive
Author(s): Junguo Liu
Junguo Liu - Beijing Forestry University
 

Oral:

Abstract
According to the “Global Risks 2014” of the World Economic Forum Report, water crisis and extreme weather events have been identified as two of the top 10 global risks.
  • One third world people already lives in a country with moderate to high water stress
  • By 2030 nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity

Water scarcity is a great challenge in China
Background
Virtual water
Data
Methodology
Results: Water stress index, Physical water flows, Virtual water flows
Discussion: 
Unsustainable water transfer
Mitigating water stress through efficiency improvement

 

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