Irrigation Costs Spike as Drought Saps China’s Water Supply

A severe drought in China’s major crop-producing regions threatens to end 11 consecutive years of annual growth in the country’s harvest. The drought, affecting 4 million hectares of farmland, has cut the agricultural water supply in provinces including Henan, Hubei, Shandong and Liaoning, and shows no sign of abating. It coincides with one of the

China may Institute a 3-Tiered Pricing Structure for Urban Household Water Consumption by 2015

All cities in China should be charging tiered prices for household water by the end of 2015, to encourage people to use less water. The guidelines published on Friday by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Ministry, suggest a three rate structure, charging more to homes which use more…Full