Beijing steps up its commitment to 100% water reuse by 2013

Beijing’s water authorities have announced a $5 billion investment package as part of a drive towards full water reuse. GWI’s Kathy Liu investigates.

Beijing already recycles 60% of its wastewater, and leads China in terms of conservation through reuse. Keen to retain this honour, the city’s water authorities have announced a three-point plan that includes RMB35 billion ($5.13 billion) of investment in water and wastewater infrastructure between 2009 and 2013; increasing charges for recycled water (these are unchanged since being fixed...

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