China Announces Water Use Efficiency Improvements

BEIJING

China's total annual water use is around 600 billion cubic meters, and water use efficiency has been improving, said an official. Wei Shanzhong, vice minister of the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), made the remarks when promoting a national competition on water saving, which was organized by the MWR. In 2018, 66.8 cubic meters of water was used for 10,000 yuan (1,410 U.S. dollars) of GDP and 41.3 cubic meters of water was used for 10,000 yuan of value-added industrial output, down 18.9 percent and 20.9 percent respectively from 2015, Wei said.

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