China tackles water pollution through video monitoring

World Today

A video monitoring system has been installed in 160 water treatment plants in across northwest China’s Liaoning province. The scheme is designed to help local environmental protection authorities conduct 24-hour real-time monitoring of water quality.

CCTV’s Guan Yang filed this report.

China tackles water pollution through video monitoring

China tackles water pollution through video monitoring

A video monitoring system has been installed in 160 water treatment plants in across northwest China's Liaoning province. The scheme is designed to help local environmental protection authorities conduct 24-hour real-time monitoring of water quality. CCTV's Guan Yang filed this report.

Highlights:

  • The World Bank warns of “catastrophic consequences” for future generations because of water pollution and measures for monitoring sewage water are crucial in tackling the problem.
  • Liaoning has found the answers to those questions in a real-time monitoring program for household sewage water treatment. It’s the first of its kind in the Chinese Mainland.
  • If an illegal discharge occurs, the bureau can then acquire real-time data like ph-Value and Total-Nitrogen from a particular plant. 
  • By limiting the amount of pollutants before they’re dumped into rivers, pollution is minimized at the very beginning.
  • If Liaoning’s move proves to be effective, the province will roll out a similar program for its industrial waste water treatment in the near future.