water conservancy

Interview: Lobsang Yangtso on Tibet’s Environmental Crisis

As the U.N. COP28 Climate Summit is underway in the United Arab Emirates, bringing together thousands of political leaders and environmental activists, one topic that is sure to get little attention there is the environmental...

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...

China to Promote Water Efficiency Through Pricing

China’s latest water conservancy plan will include a system of progressive pricing to discourage excessive consumption. The country’s best known efforts to confront its deepening water crisis have been titanic...

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...

A New Mantra for China’s Big Thirst: Less is More

AP reports on questions that are coming up over China’s water diversion plan: For many in Zhangyigang, a village of 942 people in brick and mud houses in central China, it will be their second uprooting. They moved to...

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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