Industry News » Prospects for China's Water Pollution Control Investment in the Next Decade

With the sustained and rapid development of China's economy, the process of urbanization and industrialization continues to advance, and the total amount of water resources in our country has shown a downward trend. In 2014, China's total water resources for the whole year was 2,726.690 billion cubic meters, a year-on-year decrease of 2.47%; per capita water resources were 1,998.64 cubic meters, a year-on-year decrease of 2.96%. According to the forecast of the water resources department, China's population will reach 1.6 billion by 2030, the per capita water resources will drop to 1,760 cubic meters, and the total water shortage will reach 40-50 billion cubic meters, reaching the world's recognized water shortage warning line.

As environmental issues are related to sustainable economic development and the survival plans of future generations, the state attaches more and more importance to this issue. In the future, it will continue to increase the protection and management of water resources, and vigorously guide and encourage the field of environmental pollution control investment. From 2005 to 2014, China's total investment in environmental pollution control increased rapidly, from 238.8 billion yuan to 957.6 billion yuan, with a compound annual growth rate of 16.68%. Since 2015, China's environmental protection policy has shifted from total volume control to quality improvement. The "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" Ecological Environmental Protection Plan clearly focuses on improving environmental quality. The "Ten Articles of Water", "Ten Articles of Atmosphere" and "Ten Articles of Soil" etc. The policy sets out in more detail the objectives of environmental governance. Internationally, the proportion of environmental protection investment in GDP is usually used to measure the strength of a country's environmental protection investment. According to international development experience, when environmental protection investment accounts for 1-1.5%, environmental pollution is expected to be initially controlled. When environmental protection investment reaches 2-3%, Environmental quality is likely to improve.

From the perspective of the proportion of investment in environmental protection, the proportion of investment in environmental protection industry in China's GDP is much smaller than the international level. China's environmental protection investment accounted for 1.6% of GDP in 2015, which basically belongs to the total amount control stage. If the environmental quality improvement target of the 13th Five-Year Plan is to be achieved, the proportion of environmental protection investment in GDP is expected to rise to about 3%. The average annual growth rate corresponding to the 13th Five-Year Plan period is expected to exceed 30%. In 2014, China ’s total investment in environmental pollution treatment accounted for 1.51% of GDP. It is expected that by 2020, China ’s total GDP will double, and the proportion of total investment in environmental pollution treatment in GDP will further increase. The industry has huge market space in the future. . In the future, the country will continue to increase the construction of infrastructure, and investment in heavy industries such as power, petrochemicals, and coal chemical industry will continue to grow, thereby driving the market demand for industrial wastewater treatment to continue to grow. At the same time, with the continuous advancement of urbanization, the demand for municipal sewage treatment and municipal water supply will also increase simultaneously, and the environmental protection water treatment industry will usher in strategic development opportunities and have broad development prospects.

According to the analysis and forecast of the State Environmental Protection Administration ’s Environmental Planning Institute and the National Information Center, the total investment in wastewater treatment (including treatment investment and operating costs) during the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” and “13th Five-Year Plan” period will reach RMB 1,583 billion and RMB 1,392.2 billion Among them, the investment for the treatment of industrial and urban domestic sewage will reach RMB 435.5 billion and RMB 459 billion, respectively. Weber Consulting believes that looking forward to the next decade, with the country ’s increasing emphasis on environmental protection, the improvement of people ’s living standards and environmental protection requirements, and the continuous upgrading and transformation of urban water supply and sewage treatment, investment in water pollution treatment will continue to remain relatively low. Fast growth.

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