Singapore Companies Aim to Quench China’s Thirst

Reuters’ Eveline Danubrata describes Singaporean companies’ scramble to help address China’s severe water shortages: Singapore is a hub for water technology because of its own concerns about water security....

Ministry of Truth: Vandalism and Water Pollution

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by central government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Beijing Municipal Propaganda Department: Do not report on the glass that was broken at the...

2008 Sichuan Earthquake Likely Man-Made

A new study (PDF) published by Probe International, based on around 60 other studies of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, backs earlier arguments that the disaster was caused by the weight of the Zipingpu dam reservoir. The authors...

86,100 in Henan Displaced by South-North Water Diversion

Xinhua reports the imminent relocation of another 86,100 people in Henan as part of the South-North Water Diversion project. Residents of Xichuan County, Henan, which is located near the Danjiangkou Reservoir, will move to more...

Thousands of China’s dams are ‘time bombs’ waiting to burst – AFP

From AFP: China has more than 85,000 reservoirs, of which 30,000 have serious structural problems, including 200 large and 1,600 medium-sized dams, Xinhua said. China’s dams and other efforts to control the country’s frequently treacherous rivers have a long and tragic history. In August 1975, a total of 62 dams in the central province of […]

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