Seawater now key water source
Desalinated seawater has become an important source of water in China, according to an international meeting in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang province. Yang Shangbao, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission, said at the meeting on Tuesday that China has built 112 water desalination facilities with a combined daily treatment capacity of 1.08 million cubic meters. He said an industry had taken shape to make comprehensive use of seawater. About half of the current desalination facilities are used for providing water for public use, such as water used in urban landscaping.