Tag: China water

Last Harvest

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.