Category: Beijing Water

Yangtze water diversion scheme will impact environment

(September 17, 2001) Commenting on an official assessment of a controversial scheme to divert water from the Yangtze River Basin to northern China, the Vice-Minister of Water Resources, Suo Linseng, admitted to Xinhua news agency yesterday that there would be “some impact on the natural environment,” reports South China Morning Post.

China battles against water shortages

(February 17, 2001) Although he lives near the Hongze Lake, China’s fourth largest freshwater lake, Yan Fengxia still has to buy mineral water for drinking or even cooking. "Our life gets harder as fish die due to increasing water pollution," said Yan, a fishwife who has been fishing for more than 20 years on the lake, located in the middle reaches of the Huaihe River in east China’s Jiangsu Province.