Journal article

Healthy waterways and ecologically sustainable cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration (northern China): Challenges and future directions

Giri Kattel, Jessica Reeves, Andrew Western, Wenjing Zhang, Wei Jing, Suzanne McGowan, Lan Cuo, Peter Scales, Kim Dowling, Qiang He, Lei Wang, Samantha Capon, Zenghui Pan, Jiansheng Cui, Lulu Zhang, Luo Xiao, Chun Liu, Ke Zhang, Chuanyu Gao, Zaifeng Tian Show all

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Water | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

The cities across the northern dry region of China are exposed to multiple sustainability challenges. Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin (BTH) urban agglomeration, for example, experiences severe water shortages due to rapidly expanding urban populations, industrial use, and irrigation-intensive agriculture. Climate change has further threatened water resources security. Overuse of water resources to meet the demand of various water sectors has far-reaching health and environmental implications including ecosystem sustainability. Surface water and groundwater pollution present public health risks. Despite the extraordinary policies and efforts being made and implemented by the Government of China, the BT..

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Grants

Awarded by International Science and Technology Cooperation Program of the Hebei Administration of the Foreign Expert Affairs (HAFEA)


Awarded by National Key Research of China


Funding Acknowledgements

International Science and Technology Cooperation Program of the Hebei Administration of the Foreign Expert Affairs (HAFEA), Grant/Award Number: 20181012; National Key Research of China Grant, Grant/Award Number: 2016YFE0201900