(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 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.
(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.
(July 20, 2010) Toronto / Beijing: Beijing’s water crisis remains unabated says a new report tracking where water to China’s capital city is sourced from.
(June 18, 2010) As many as 540,000 people will be resettled to make way for the middle and eastern routes, China’s largest resettlement project since the Three Gorges Project, which involved the resettlement of 1.4 million people.
(July 16, 2010) According to the latest issue of Century Weekly, there is a scramble to grab whatever is left of the Hanjiang River that flows through Shaanxi Province and northwest Hubei Province before it joins the Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital of Hubei.
(July 12, 2010) While Chinese officials continue to forge ahead with an expensive scheme to move water from the Yangtze river in the south of the country to water-starved cities in the north, fears concerning its cleanliness are surfacing once again. According to a recent report, authorities are concerned over the poor water quality in the eastern leg of the South North Water Diversion project.
(July 6, 2010) Authorities are still struggling with concerns about the poor water quality of the eastern route of the South-to-North Water Diversion (SNWD) project eight years after the eastern route’s construction began.
(June 29, 2010) Delays in the controversial South-to-North Water Diversion Project are worsening Beijing’s water crisis, says a recent report from China Daily.
(June 16, 2010) In the ultimate photo-op this week, Danjiangkou Mayor Zeng Wenhua, with press in tow, ladled a cup of water out of his city’s reservoir and drank it "without hesitation" to demonstrate its purity. The Danjiangkou Reservoir—on the Hanjiang River, a branch of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River—is slated to provide Beijing with water by 2014, once the central channel of the South-North Water Diversion scheme is completed.
(June 11, 2010) The more than 60-thousand Chinese citizens who will be pushed off of their land to make way for a massive South-North Water Diversion project are, according to one government official, ‘eager to move.’