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Water Management
(2,796 words)

With its renewable freshwater supply of 2800 km3, China belongs to the countries with the biggest water resources, next to Brazil, Russia and Canada. Per capita, however, China has only one quarter of the world average. In addition, water is not available everywhere in sufficient and steadily reliable quantities. While the north reports precipitation rates that are rather too low, the re…

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Sternfeld, Eva, “Water Management”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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