(November 9, 2006) Pollution is threatening Beijing’s future source of drinking water as factory discharges and untreated sewage seep into a reservoir planned for the capital’s use by 2010, water experts said.
(October 25, 2006) It’s a busy season for audacious plans in China. Having accomplished an engineering marvel in laying a railway line to the roof of the world, Chinese scientists are dreaming up ever more fantastic plans in other spheres of endeavour, some of which, if implemented, would have worrisome implications for India.
(October 23, 2006) Along the central route of China’s South-North Water Diversion Project, the excavation of cultural relics and the construction of the trunk canal are under way simultaneously.
(September 14, 2006) Construction of the Henan province section of the central route of China’s south-north water diversion project will kick off by the end of September, Xinhua reports.
(September 12, 2006) ‘We are really concerned about the western route of the south-north water transfer project. We wonder whether the proposed scheme could do little or nothing to save the Yellow River, and end up destroying the Yangtze instead.’
(August 2, 2006) China has launched what it said was its toughest water management program for the Yellow River in a bid to stem rampant over-exploitation along the nation’s second longest waterway.
(August 9, 2006) China’s gigantic water bureaucracy constantly needs to find new work to do and is now turning its attention to Tibet, says a Tibetan expert on natural resources.
(August 2, 2006) China is planning a network of tunnels and canals to divert water from Tibet to the parched Yellow River.
(August 2, 2006) The first phase of the ambitious south-north water diversion project will provide Beijing with a much-needed source of new water by the time the Olympic Games are held in the city in 2008, a top Chinese water official has confirmed.
(August 2, 2006) Critics question the environmental cost and feasibility of the third route of the south-north water diversion scheme.
(August 1, 2006) China is considering a 300-billion-yuan (US$37.5 billion) plan to divert water from the upper reaches of the Yangtze River to the Yellow River to help the thirsty northwestern areas.
(May 30, 2006) Beijing revives decades-old plans to divert water northward from the flood-prone Yangtze River basin, despite controversy.
(May 7, 2006) Construction of China’s largest water diversion project expected to begin next year, channeling water from the Yangtze River for thirsty people and scorched lands to the north.
(May 4, 2006) Officials in charge of China’s massive south-north water diversion scheme have had to revise the project’s first phase budget up by around 80 percent.
(April 19, 2006) Environmental experts have released a report warning that massive water diversion project will worsen pollution in the Han River in central China and threaten the quality of drinking water for millions of residents in Wuhan, Hubei province.