(December 19, 2010) Gravel-laden barges glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Grand Canal, plying a trade route built 2,500 years ago to bring grain from China’s fertile south to its rulers in the north.
Probe International Exclusive: Forced resettlements at Danjiangkou dam turn ugly as massive water diversion for Beijing gets underway
(December 9, 2010) Probe International researcher and a Chinese social scientist, Yang Chongqing interviews migrants from the Danjiangkou dam reservoir in Hubei Province and finds many of the problems that plagued earlier resettlement programs are being repeated.
(November 30, 2010) Twelve ski resorts have been operating in Beijing as of 2006, guzzling 640,000 cubic meters of water annually, according to the Beijing Water Authority, a government agency for water conservancy and flood control.
(November 24, 2010) Recent reports reveal China’s freshwater challenges and their possible solutions as cities prepare for major influx in population over the next 15 years.
(November 23, 2010) The flow of the river will be weakened seriously or it can dry out completely if its waters is transferred to other rivers, like a man who loses his blood, wrote Prof., Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran.
(November 16, 2010) A proposal to divert water from the Bohai Sea on China’s eastern coast to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the far west to fight deserts and sandstorms is “unfeasible” and an “illusion,” water resources scientists and experts said Tuesday.
(November 12, 2010) Hebei Province invited officials, experts and scholars, including those from the Beijing Municipal Planning Commission to take part in discussions on Nov. 11 about creating an “economic circle around Beijing.”
(November 9, 2010) Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Probe International’s Executive Director Patricia Adams calls recent plans to pump raw sea water thousands of miles from the coast to the deserts of Xinjiang uneconomic and impractical—and one that only a government undisciplined by markets and public oversight would ever contemplate, let alone implement.
(November 8, 2010) Only 24 percent of groundwater in the North China Plain is safe to drink, a recent study by the China Geological Survey shows.
(November 6, 2010) It might be the most ambitious construction project in China since the Great Wall.
(November 4, 2010) Francesco Sisci, the Asia Editor of La Stampa, writes about the recent passing of one China’s foremost environmentalists, Liang Congjie.
China’s water crisis: Beijing’s crippling water shortage and the unfolding tragedy of the Three Gorges Dam
(November 3, 2010) Dai Qing, a Probe International fellow, leading Chinese activist and journalist will be giving a speech at the University of British Columbia on November 9, detailing her battle against the Three Gorges dam and quest to protect the country’s dwindling water supplies.
(November 2, 2010) Writing in the Globe and Mail, Margaret Wente looks at Dai Qing’s belief that China’s growing economy is happening at the expense of the country’s environment.
(October 29, 2010) A man has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for dumping 6,500 tons of sludge from a waste water treatment plants, located nearby the premises of a ground water source protected-area in a suburb of Beijing.
(October 29, 2010) China’s economic progress is being powered by huge projects to supply the booming cities with water and power – but that comes at a price for rural communities displaced by the new infrastructure.