Drink, Drank, Drunk; an Analysis of Three Possible Solutions to Urban Residential Potable Water Shortages in China

Smith, Holly C. (2015) Drink, Drank, Drunk; an Analysis of Three Possible Solutions to Urban Residential Potable Water Shortages in China. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Michael Harvey from School of Business, University of Mississippi .

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China‘s urban residential communities are currently facing mounting levels of water scarcity with the potential to impact social and even possibly political stability. China‘s central government is currently attempting to mitigate such potential risk by adopting a variety of projects aimed at combating potable water shortages. This paper sets out to analyze three of the national projects adopted by China‘s central government to combat critical residential water shortages currently affecting China‘s urban areas. The three projects are South North River Transfer Project, the adoption of tiered water pricing system, and the construction of desalinization facilities in some coastal cities. Each of these projects distributional equality, political feasibility, cost effectiveness, and environmental impact will be examined so as to determine which serves as the best viable solution to China‘s current water shortages. The variety of these projects suggests a single policy will be unable to provide a complete solution to China‘s residential water shortages. Rather the direness of China‘s urban water scarcity will require the simultaneous adoption of multiple policies to fully address the potable water needs of China‘s urban residential communities.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Smith, Holly C.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies and Chinese
Thesis Advisor: Michael Harvey
Thesis Advisor's Department: School of Business
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Depositing User: Miss Holly Smith
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 17:33
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015 14:24
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/420

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