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Huge China desalination plant tackles water shortage

11 June 2013 Last updated at 03:42 BST

China is running out of water. Some parts of the country have introduced rationing.

Drought, over-extraction of groundwater and falling water tables are causing big problems.

The government has made getting more water a priority, but that is not easy.

Celia Hatton reports from China.