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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


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
Virtual water
Results: Water stress index, Physical water flows, Virtual water flows
Unsustainable water transfer
Mitigating water stress through efficiency improvement


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