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date: 22 September 2019

South–North Water Diversion  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Darrin MAGEEDarrin MAGEE

Water shortages in northern China have become increasingly acute as pressures from agriculture, industry, and population have grown. The government has undertaken a massive engineering project that aims to transfer nearly 45 billion cubic meters of water annually from the water-rich Yangzi (Chang) River watershed in southern China to the dry north. The South–North Water Diversion project presents numerous challenges in engineering, social and ecological impacts, and administrative oversight. ...

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