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Water Crisis in Yangtze River Delta: Opportunities and Challenges of Wetland Wastewater Treatment System

Li Xiuzhen
East Normal University
The Ninth Annual Conference of Forestry Youth, 2010

Abstract: Yangtze River Delta is one of the famous deltas in the world with the area of 99,600km2. Because of large amounts of wastewater from overload population and pollutant from enterprises or factories, water quality of Yangtze River Delta is declining, and algal and red tide come forth frequently. Moreover, as a mature technology, wetland wastewater treatment system has been applied in many countries. In this paper, opportunities and challenges of wetland wastewater treatment system were described according to special regional characteristic of Yangtze River Delta.

Keywords: Yangtze River Delta; wetland wastewater treatment system