Urban river pollution control in developing countries

The development of sewer systems hasn’t caught up with the urbanization speed in developing countries, with serious consequences for urban river water quality. The experience of urban river restoration in China can offer useful lessons to other countries in the Global South.

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Fig. 1: Basic information on sewage treatment infrastructures in China.
Fig. 2: River pollution in southeastern China.


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Xu, Z., Xu, J., Yin, H. et al. Urban river pollution control in developing countries. Nat Sustain 2, 158–160 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0249-7

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