Category: Dams and Landslides

Massive resettlement planned for Three Gorges region…again

(November 12, 2007) Three Gorges Probe decodes China’s latest urban and rural development plans for the Three Gorges reservoir region.

China counts cost of Three Gorges Dam

(October 19, 2007) China’s official news agency Xinhua reported last month that disaster could strike the Three Gorges dam region unless key problems — including landslides and bank erosion — are solved. Probe International’s executive director, Patricia Adams, and International Fellow, Dai Qing, assess the change in government rhetoric after years of assurances the dam is environmentally benign.

In China, New Risks Emerge At Giant Three Gorges Dam

(August 29, 2007) China’s vaunted engineering marvel, the Three Gorges Dam, drew fierce criticism during its construction for uprooting more than a million people and manhandling the Yangtze River basin. Now, a year after completion, the project has new problems — including landslides, water pollution and suggestions that the dam could contribute to the very flooding it was built to prevent.