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Urbanization eases water crisis in China

April 1, 2012

Socioeconomic development in China has resulted in rapid urbanization, which includes a large amount of people making the transition from rural areas to cities. Many have speculated that this mass migration may have worsened the water crisis in many parts of the country. However, this study shows that the water crisis would be more severe if the rural-to-urban migration did not occur.

Publication Year 2012
Title Urbanization eases water crisis in China
DOI 10.1016/j.envdev.2012.02.003
Authors Yiping Wu, Shu-Guang Liu, Chen Ji
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Environmental Development
Index ID 70043366
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center