Imagine waking up one day to be told your home and way of life is to be upended for the construction of a massive state water project?
Key source in giant Chinese water scheme polluted
(June 25, 2013) The Danjiangkou Reservoir, a major supply source for China’s high-cost South-North Water Diversion project — slated to provide Beijing with water by 2014 — is heavily polluted with untreated sewage. Lax enforcement of environmental laws and a shortage of funds are making the situation worse, says the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. A deeper problem is the absence of legislation governing water sources, China Daily reports.
China plans to repair 46,400 dilapidated reservoirs over next five years
(February 25, 2011) The Chinese government is going to undertake extensive nation-wide reservoir repairs amidst flooding concerns.
Heavy-metals a curse on mine riches
(February 23, 2011) Chinese official media reports that deadly chemicals from mining operations are poisoning the watershed.