water conservancy

Three Gorges Dam at Full Capacity

The Three Gorges Dam’s 32nd and final generator went into full operation for the first time on Wednesday, finally bringing the dam to maximum capacity almost 20 years after the project started. From the AFP: “The full...

How Building Shanghai Up is Bringing It Down

At TIME’s Ecocentric blog, Kate Springer discusses the problem of subsidence which, according to a recent government report, affects more than fifty cities and around 50,000 square miles of land across China. The issue is...

China to Scale Up Water Prices

Caixin online reports a government official’s confirmation that reforms of water pricing for both residential and industrial use will go ahead: NDRC [National Development & Reform Commission] Vice Director Xie...

Why We Care About the Price of Water in China

At Bloomberg, The Council on Foreign Relations’ Peter Orszag argues for higher water prices in China to encourage efficiency: In Oman, a Middle Eastern desert country where water is scarce, it is understood to be more...

Chao Liang: Water conservancy projects going ‘green’

From People’s Daily Online: Additional funds budgeted for China’s water conservancy projects will be spent in protecting water resources, rehabilitating ecosystems, ensuring drinking water security and increasing grain yields, officials have announced. “For these purposes, water authorities will tighten up controls over investment programmes on projects to be built in the years ahead and keep […]

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