Images taken by Chinese geologist and environmentalist Fan Xiao during trips to the Three Gorges Dam reservoir area in 2012 and 2013, portray the dramatic changes that have taken place since the dam’s construction more than 20 years ago.
Astonishing changes in the life and environment of Chongqing: 20 years after the construction of the Three Gorges Dam: Fan Xiao
Twenty years after the completion of China’s monumental Three Gorges Dam, a new study by Chinese geologist Fan Xiao finds the mega-project’s impacts on his hometown of Chongqing, some 600 kilometres upstream, have been dramatic. Lost in the dam’s grand scale are the harsh consequences borne by the region’s environment and economy; its after-effects are felt most intensely by the individuals and communities struggling to adapt in the immense shadow of China’s largest public works effort since the Great Wall.
(May 14, 2011) If China has a garbage crisis, and it does, then Three Gorges is likely its biggest dump.
(April 4, 2011) A dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure the Yangtze River flows smoothly
(August 2, 2010) Floating garbage washed into the Yangtze River by torrential rains is threatening to clog part of the giant Three Gorges Dam, Chinese state media reported, the latest problem caused by devastating floods that have killed nearly 1,000 people and triggered several major industrial accidents.