Special Issues of Wastewater Management in China

  • Max DohmannEmail author
Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 12)


An orderly wastewater disposal and associated wastewater management are important factors for human health and environmental protection. After a brief description of the development and the current situation of wastewater disposal in China, recommendations are given for future activities. The identified deficits in the operation and maintenance of the sewerage systems are currently a special focus of Chinese wastewater management. In many cities the reduction of external water also plays a role. Other areas of work will include measures for industrial wastewater, wastewater in rural areas, and, in the sense of “sponge city,” a different handling of rainwater in urban areas. The “smart cities” targeted in China will also be linked to changes in the conventional centralized wastewater disposal system. In addition, the reinforcement of wastewater recycling has a special significance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Water and Waste Management (FiW) e. V.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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