Drought worsens China water woes – Daniel Griffiths

 Media Images 41708000 Jpg  41708306 Driverriverbed203 From BBC News (link): Parts of China are suffering their worst drought in over 50 years. But in the cities, demand for water is increasing as China’s economic boom continues.

Environmentalists warn current levels of water consumption may not be sustainable.

It is not far from Beijing into the countryside, but it feels like a journey to a different world.

I found myself driving along dirt tracks through poor villages that had not changed much for centuries – ramshackle little houses, farmers herding their goats over ground that was hard and dry.

May 31, 2006 12:40 PM
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