(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.
The real cost of China rising
(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.
Mainland’s water woes seen to get far worse
(October 18, 2010) The water crisis that Beijing faces today, with an estimated supply deficit of 400 million cubic metres, will be afflicting China’s major cities in 20 years, and millions of urban Chinese citizens will suffer, says Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams, in an article for the South China Morning Post.
Water shortages reach crisis levels in China
(September 13, 2010) China is struggling to divert enough water to control its worsening water crisis, writes CNN.
Water crisis forces city to dig deep
(September 10, 2010) Officials are taking what many experts say are dangerous steps to combat Beijing’s worsening water crisis, writes Li Shuang in Global Times.
How China could avert a water crisis without uprooting 330,000 people
(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.
Cost of water-diversion project ‘growing’
(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.
Diversion won’t end water crisis, report says
(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.
Car washers clean Beijing dry
(August 13, 2010) Beijing car washers are driving China’s water-strapped capital to a dry end faster, says Lisa Peryman.
China’s water schemes beginning to resemble a house of mirrors
(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.
Ensuring Water Purity
(June 17, 2010) Danjiangkou Reservoir can provide a model for China’s environment protection efforts.
Beijing Getting Thirsty
(July 8, 2010) ‘Dashengzhuang, in Xihongmen town in Beijing’s Daxing district, has guards at its entrance and people are only allowed in after showing a pass which includes the holder’s name, sex, ethnic background, hometown, occupation, identity card number and mobile phone number. The village is closed between 11pm and 6am.
Beijing’s water crisis unabated, neighbours pay the price
(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.
Before the crisis: When Beijing was rich with water
(July 16, 2010) In “Daxing County’s Water Gone Forever,” the eleventh in a series of oral histories produced by a team of investigative environmental historians and water experts in Beijing and led by China’s prize-winning journalist Dai Qing and Probe International, Li Zhenwe, a former engineer at the water bureau in the Beijing’s southern Daxing County talks about his childhood in one of the county villages where annual floods and a surfeit of water were once an integral part of village life.
Not what you bargained for: China’s massive water scheme delivering polluted goods
(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.