Three Gorges Dam Holds Lessons for Green Activists – Antoaneta Bezlova

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As the last loads of concrete are poured into the wall of the world’s largest dam and the waters behind rise, the long battle against the — spanning generations of Chinese leaders — is considered lost.

But green activists here say the completion of the huge reservoir is only the beginning of an even harder fight to preserve the country’s last virgin rivers and dwindling water resources.

“As we plan to triple our hydropower capacity from 2004 to 2020, it is crucial to decide future through a more open and participatory process so as to bring competing interests into consideration,” says Ma Jun, an independent environmental consultant and author of the tome, ‘China’s Water Crisis ‘.


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