China’s green southern province of Guangdong is facing a huge water shortage due to pollution and inefficient use, state media said on Nov. 28. The threat to China’s manufacturing center, which also supplies neighboring Hong Kong with most of its water, meant that in three years only a third of its water demand would be met, the China Daily said. The province has abundant water resources but more than 3.1 billion cubic meters of sewage is discharged into rivers throughout Guangdong every year. At least 16 million residents face water shortages because of pollution. (Reuters)

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