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Addressing China"s water scarcity

Addressing China"s water scarcity

recommendations for selected water resource management issues

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water resources development -- China,
  • Water-supply -- China

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-152) and index.

    StatementJian Xie ... [et al.].
    ContributionsXie, Jian, 1962-, World Bank.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD1698.C5 A33 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxiii, 160 p. :
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23001284M
    ISBN 109780821376454, 9780821378250
    LC Control Number2008049853

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