The Real State of Pollution
by China Water Risk 9 July, 2014
China has been making public previously unpublished pollution data. This is a step in the right direction but with 7,700 tonnes of lead in China’s rivers carried to the sea unaccounted for, we can’t help but wonder what is real? We take a closer look at this and other discrepancies in heavy metals discharge carried by China’s rivers into its coastal waters. Is the real state of environment worse than we thought? Environmental toxicologist Dr. Tan Qiaoguo from Xiamen University shares his views on historic trends in heavy metal pollution in China’s coastal waters, whilst we review MEP’s 2013 State of Environment Report and find mixed news.Dirty water creates new markets … so what about pollution solutions? Incidents like Lanzhou’s benzene scare could be avoided if leaky water pipes, which allowed contaminants to seep through were fixed . We talk to Mark Nicol from Echologics on how acoustic technologies can non-invasively detect underground leaks as well as save water. Also, check out our key takeaways from China’s largest international water show, Aquatech China and see what local & foreign industrial leaders have to say in Shanghai during the Industrial Leaders Forum. Is the domestic water market maturing? Are there opportunities for foreign players? Tom Freyberg, Chief Editor at Water & Wastewater International (WWi) expands on China’s growing membrane technology market and whether it’s boom or bust for international manufacturers.
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