PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2018, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (5): 710-717.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2018.05.014

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Pollution and restructuring strategies of rural ecological environment in China

Yongsheng WANG1,2(), Yansui LIU1,2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. Center for Assessment and Research on Targeted Poverty Alleviation, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2017-12-14 Revised:2018-03-06 Online:2018-05-28 Published:2018-05-28
  • Supported by:
    Key Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41731286;National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41471143


Rural ecological environment issues in the process of rural-urban transition in China have influenced the production and daily living of residents in rural areas. This article reviews the sources and characteristics of rural environmental pollution, and proposes the restructuring strategies of rural ecological environment from the aspects of resources, production, and living. The research shows that unreasonable resource use, intensive production activities, and changed life style resulted in rural land contamination and water and air pollution. Rural environmental pollution is characterized by diversified sources, sporadic discharges, and inefficient management. These problems call for the highly efficient use of resources, cleaning of production processes, and agglomeration of living space to realize the coordination of rural production development, enhancement of quality of living, and ecological environment improvement.

Key words: urban-rural development transformation, rural eco-environmental pollution, resource use, restructuring strategies