Beijing plans to limit water-sapping developments
Authorities in Beijing are planning to decline any proposals for new developments which have a high demand for water, the Beijing Daily has reported. The move, which would include new golf courses, bathing houses and ski facilities, is part of a government scheme to control the Chinese capital’s water usage.
“The overall usage of water in each district will be strictly controlled and the quota that is allocated to every enterprise will also be controlled and closely overseen in the future,” Yang Jinhuai, Vice-Director of the Beijing Water Authority (BWA) was reported saying on Monday.
Beijing has been experienced 11 consecutive years of drought, with the capital’s reserves of groundwater drying up due to declining rainfall and over-extraction.