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Pollution exacerbates China's water scarcity and its regional inequality
Ma, Ting1,2,3; Sun, Siao4; Fu, Guangtao5; Hall, Jim W.6; Ni, Yong1,2,7; He, Lihuan7; Yi, Jiawei1,2; Zhao, Na1,2; Du, Yunyan1,2; Pei, Tao1,2,3; Cheng, Weiming1,2; Song, Ci1,2; Fang, Chuanglin2,4; Zhou, Chenghu1,2
2020-01-31
Source PublicationNATURE COMMUNICATIONS
ISSN2041-1723
Volume11Issue:1Pages:9
Corresponding AuthorMa, Ting(mting@lreis.ac.cn) ; Ni, Yong(niyong@cnemc.cn) ; Zhou, Chenghu(zhouch@lreis.ac.cn)
AbstractThe impact on inadequate water quality on water scarcity is unclear. Here the authors quantify China's present-day water scarcity and show that inadequate water quality exacerbates China's water scarcity, which is unevenly distributed across the country. Inadequate water quality can mean that water is unsuitable for a variety of human uses, thus exacerbating freshwater scarcity. Previous large-scale water scarcity assessments mostly focused on the availability of sufficient freshwater quantity for providing supplies, but neglected the quality constraints on water usability. Here we report a comprehensive nationwide water scarcity assessment in China, which explicitly includes quality requirements for human water uses. We highlight the necessity of incorporating water scarcity assessment at multiple temporal and geographic scales. Our results show that inadequate water quality exacerbates China's water scarcity, which is unevenly distributed across the country. North China often suffers water scarcity throughout the year, whereas South China, despite sufficient quantities, experiences seasonal water scarcity due to inadequate quality. Over half of the population are affected by water scarcity, pointing to an urgent need for improving freshwater quantity and quality management to cope with water scarcity.
DOI10.1038/s41467-020-14532-5
WOS KeywordENVIRONMENTAL FLOW REQUIREMENTS ; RESOURCES ; STRESS ; QUANTITY ; QUALITY ; FUTURE ; MODEL ; URBANIZATION ; TRANSFERS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key Research and Development Program of China[2017YFB0503600] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA20040401] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41421001] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41525004] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41771418] ; Key Research Program of Frontier Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[QYZDY-SSW-DQC007]
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Key Research Program of Frontier Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000513245600004
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/132351
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorMa, Ting; Ni, Yong; Zhou, Chenghu
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, State Key Lab Resources & Environm Informat Syst, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Jiangsu Ctr Collaborat Innovat Geog Informat Reso, Nanjing 210023, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
5.Univ Exeter, Ctr Water Syst, Exeter EX4 4QF, Devon, England
6.Univ Oxford, Environm Change Inst, Oxford, England
7.China Natl Environm Monitoring Ctr, Beijing 100012, Peoples R China
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Ma, Ting,Sun, Siao,Fu, Guangtao,et al. Pollution exacerbates China's water scarcity and its regional inequality[J]. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS,2020,11(1):9.
APA Ma, Ting.,Sun, Siao.,Fu, Guangtao.,Hall, Jim W..,Ni, Yong.,...&Zhou, Chenghu.(2020).Pollution exacerbates China's water scarcity and its regional inequality.NATURE COMMUNICATIONS,11(1),9.
MLA Ma, Ting,et al."Pollution exacerbates China's water scarcity and its regional inequality".NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 11.1(2020):9.
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