North China is lacking water.China is a big country and needs water, but most of its rivers are drying up. There are three main causes of China’s water scarcity crisis: Global warming, urbanization, and industrialization. Of these three important drivers, there is one that is much more important than the others, industrialization. The first cause is global warming, it has a lot of impact on the water. In the documents it says,“Global warming has had an undeniable effect on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau which is the source of water for the yangtze and yellow rivers”(Document A). This states that global warming effects the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau and that causes water to disappear. Another piece of evidence is, “The glacier’s seasonal melting keeps the rivers flowing during the dry seasons, but as the glaciers retreat by more and more every year, there would be less water during the dry seasons” (Document A). As it can be seen, the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau are melting faster than they are suppose to, and when they melt all the way there won't be any water left for the dry seasons.That is why global warming has had an effect on water shortages, but urbanization has also had lots of other effects.
The second cause is urbanization, it takes thing away from people, like water. The documents say, “It is not just more and more people . . …show more content…
In the document it says, “Coal-fired power plants are not just bringing light to rural villages. They're also powering the factories that make up China's exploding manufacturing base”(Document D). After all, Coal power plants are using the water to make steam and work, and that uses water. Another piece of evidence is that the graph shows that all those things are forecasted for industrial demand for water (Document D). This shows that all the goods on the graph all have one thing in common, they use
China’s South-North Water Transfer Project mostly involves three large channels. This project is very expensive, but provides water to the water-needy huge population of northern China. There are critics, although there are scientists that believe the potential economic, health, and environmental benefits from this
A nation with a lot to lose. The huge, industrial and overpopulated country we know as China, is going through a water scarcity crisis. North China’s lack of water affects more of the region than anyone can imagine. Causing negative problems for food supply, economic development, political stability, and international relations, including drying up their major rivers. What are creating these complications? Global Warming, Urbanization and Population Growth, and Industrialization are the three main causes of China’s water crisis. Of these, the biggest driver is Industrialization.
For the past couple of years people don't know what is driving China's water-scarcity crisis.In 1999, the vice Premier declared China's water was shortfall. What is driving China's water scarcity crisis.There are three main causes of China's water scarcity crisis pollution industrialization and urbanization.Of these, the biggest driver is urbanization because of all the farmers and because of all the farms and farmers.
China’s water supply is in danger. Throughout time, there many glaciers, rivers, and other sources of water until scarcity reigned. Due to Population rapidly growing, Global Warming, and developing industries, China’s water supply decreased significantly. Population was growing to quickly, Global Warming melting and shrinking our main sources of water, and lastly, development of industries requiring a big supply of water for their business such as manufacturing. As you can see, these factors has been affecting China greatly. There are three main causes of China’s water scarcity crisis: Global Warming, Population Growth/Urbanization, and Industrialization. Of these, the biggest driver is Industrialization.
Countries will face many problems due to climate change and the capacity of a government to provide health care will be reduced dramatically. What water scarcity does not necessarily mean the availability of water, with the planet being 70 percent water, but the quality of water. Presently, poor countries are already being affected by water scarcity. It is reported that currently 1.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and this figure will be 2.7 to 3.5 billion people by 2025 if effective steps are not taken to mitigate the water scarcity problem. Climate change causes different factors which may headway for political and social conflicts, so water scarcity will have major impacts on populations’ health. South Asian Studies is a reputable research journal out of the University of Punjab, which has been printed and available online since 1984. Muhammad Zakria Zakar, one of the three authors of this article is a professor at the University of Punjab. Rebeena Zakar, second of the three authors is the Chairman of the Public Health and Quantitative Social Research department at the University of Punjab. Third and final author of this paper is Florian Fischer, a professor at University of Bielefeld in Germany. The evidence of human caused climate change affecting the entire worlds water resources I can use to support my argument on water scarcity and its effects on
When it came to water like the Romans Chinese were controlling it like putty in their hands. The main thing was the grand canal which brought water from one city to another and acted as a road way. The Grand Canal is the world 's longest man-made waterway, being 1,800 kilometers long. The canal connects the present cities of Beijing in the north and Hangzhou in the south, which served as dynastic capitals in the past, and contains 24 locks and 60 bridges. Since most of China 's major rivers flow from west to east, the fact that the Grand Canal runs north and south provides it as an important connector between the Yangtze River valley and the Yellow River valley. A good example of their care for water is in Document 1 “I request that you establish water conservation offices in each district and staff them with people who are experienced in the ways of water.” When it says this you can tell how much they care about the water. Both societies clearly had a good grip on the control of water, for their benefit and their pleasure.
China water scarcity is ,so bad south china is having to give north China, 45 billion cubic meters of water per year. The Glaciers are shrinking ,so North China dry season will be very dry(doc A).There are three main causes of China’s water scarcity crisis is bad Government policy, population growth and urbanization ,and Of these, the biggest driver is industrialization.
Think about how much water is used by farmers to grow their produce. When water is not naturally provided through rain, or resouvers that are fed by rivers/streams, and ditch water, it has to come from somewhere else.
According to history of China, water consumption, growing population and demand for higher living standards were increasing steadily since the 1950s, when industrial development of the country started. In theory that could lead to new economic era and growth of the country, but in practice that caused one of the most important environmental problems in China. First of all, the pollution of water resources in this country goes deep into history in the 1970s. According to Wang (1989), the situation hasn’t changed for the better and the rate of pollution increased rapidly. Even nowadays the government of China cannot tackle
As an American citizen, I never question the water my state government provided me with. Also, I took for granted that I was receiving purified water, and believe that I did not have to inquire about the water safety level. However, after reading the Kristen Silven article, “Flint Water Crisis”, I felt infuriated learning that an American community had been poisoned, because of their government inadequacy to provide them with proper water. Also, I believe it was inhuman that the government neglected citizens and their duties for nearly 18 months. Furthermore, I felt empathic for the 666 homes that have shown high levels of lead poison in their drinking water. I could not imagine being a mother watching my child be poisoned and not have the
Most of water consumed in China is not rationally used. The cause which intensifies the water shortage in China is water inefficient use. For instance, 65%-70% of Chinese water
The major problem concerning China is over population. Due to overpopulation, the demand for energy to light every house and for petrol to fuel every car is becoming too great. With added pressure of providing for the people, more natural
In 1930 a terrible drought affected most of China. In winter, heavy snowstorms followed by heavy rains made the river levels rise significantly. The conditions also became worse when the country experienced severe cyclone activity. The final carnage happened in 1931, when the water level of the three biggest rivers in China reached the maximum limit and started flooding. Official Chinese sources say it killed nearly 145,000 people, but other sources say it was much higher.