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date: 07 July 2020

South–North Water Diversion  

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
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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