(September 9, 2010) Specialists say a ton of desalinated water currently costs between 5 and 7 yuan in China, without including the costs of fixed investments, while water from the South-North project may end up costing more than 10 yuan per ton, writes Luo Jieqi in Caixin Online.
(September 1, 2010) Water needs in the North have forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes as dams expand, but an innovative desalinization solution could spare them, writes Jenara Nerenberg in Fast Company.
(August 29, 2010) Residents living in glittering new condos in Beijing enjoy the luxuries of swimming pools, while villagers in neighboring Hubei Province are relocated to make way for the massive $62 billion South-North Water Transfer Project.
(August 26, 2010) The final price tag for the ambitious and controversial plan to move water from the south of China to the water-starved North continues to grow, writes Toh Han Shih in the South China Morning Post.
(August 16, 2010) Massive infrastructure projects are not a viable solution to China’s water crisis, writes Toh Han Shih in the South China Morning Post.
(August 13, 2010) Beijing car washers are driving China’s water-strapped capital to a dry end faster, says Lisa Peryman.
(August 10, 2010) More critics say the poor planning policies in China are behind a rise in geological disasters.
(August 5, 2010) As Beijing’s water crisis continues to worsen, officials are forging ahead with a number of controversial water diversion projects to remedy the problem, writes Brady Yauch.
(August 2, 2010) State media says hot weather is pushing up demand for recycled water.
(July 31, 2010) Officials in Beijing are once again looking to neighbouring provinces for help in dealing with the capital city’s worsening water crisis, writes the Epoch Times.
(July 29, 2010) The Dalian oil spill and other environmental tragedies demand thorough investigations and fair penalties.
(July 27, 2010) The French water supply company – Suez Environment – plans to dig more profits from Chongqing – the biggest city in China.
(June 29, 2010) The forced resettlement for the South-to-North Water Transfer Project will be the biggest China has undertaken since building the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s biggest hydroelectric scheme, said the People’s Daily.
(June 17, 2010) Danjiangkou Reservoir can provide a model for China’s environment protection efforts.
(June 29, 2010) Wang Jian, a Beijing-based water specialist, traced the Yongdinghe River to its source in Ningwu County of northern China’s Shanxi Province in mid-2007, where he discovered the groundwater system had been destroyed by coal mining and soil erosion from over-farming and the felling of forest trees.