Chinese cities with large populations of people living in urban areas face one of the most severe water shortages in the world, according to the World Bank’s World Economic Forum.
Many cities are already running out of water and many residents are finding it hard to find clean water to drink.
But that’s not stopping some of China’s most populous cities from making significant strides to reduce their water use.
A survey by the Beijing-based Chinese Academy of Social Sciences showed that the number of households with water-related water bills has declined in more than a dozen Chinese cities, according the report released Tuesday.
In Beijing, the average household uses about 2,000 litres of water per day, or about 2.3 gallons.
Beijing has one of China the world’s largest population centers and has the third-largest number of people in China.
The survey of 1,000 people in the Beijing area found that a majority of households were using less water than they did in 2015.
But the average water consumption in the city has dropped by about 15 percent from last year, with about 50 percent of households using less than half of their water usage last year.
That is still a lot of water, but the average consumption is a far cry from China’s current average consumption of about 15,000 liters per day.
It’s unclear why the trend has changed so drastically, but one possible explanation is the country’s economic recovery.
In 2016, China’s economy experienced its worst economic downturn in decades, with the unemployment rate reaching a record high of more than 20 percent.
Many people in urban Beijing, who have suffered the most since the downturn, have become accustomed to more frequent water cuts.
The World Bank report said the city’s new water management system, which took effect in July, is more efficient and has saved households around 60 percent on their water bills.
The city’s water supply is also being managed by a network of water-collection stations and reservoirs.
It is also making improvements in sewage treatment and recycling, according a report by the Chinese Academy.
Water conservation in China A new report by an environmental group called the China Environment Action Center says that China’s government is not doing enough to reduce water consumption.
The report, which was based on interviews with nearly 300 water conservation officials, says China’s water-conservation system is slow, inefficient and expensive.
According to the report, China has the fourth-highest number of urban water-users per capita in the country, after India, Japan and the United States.
About 70 percent of China consumes more than one liter of water a day, according Toei Animation, which is the largest animation studio in China, with its latest film, “The Last Airbender,” starring a young Aang.
Toei Animation said the studio is working on making “a movie that captures the essence of water conservation,” but said the project is “too expensive.”
The water-usage problem in China is the latest in a series of problems faced by the country as it tries to transition to a cleaner, more sustainable economy.
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