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16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
China Roundup: Water Quality Improving, Deadly Storms Cause Landslides and Dam Breach, Beihatan Dam Construction Commences, Polluted River Media Stunt, South-North Transfer: Farms Closed and More
Uneven Progress in Reducing Water PollutionChina's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Monday. Xinhua reported August 14th that in the first half of the year, the proportion of monitored surface water reaching Grade III or above, which could be used for drinking, rose to 70 percent across the country, up 1...
8 Aug 2017 WUHAN
Central China's Hubei Province has closed 134 large-scale farms to protect the water source for China's south-to-north water diversion project, local authorities said Monday. In July 2016, Shiyan City, home to Danjiangkou Reservoir on the Hanjiang River, one of the water sources of the water diversion project, divided the city's livestock and poultry farming areas into three classes: banned areas, restricted feeding areas and feeding areas.
26 Sep 2016 BEIJING, China
Some 237,000 people in the cities of Shiyan and Yichang, in China’s central Hubei province, are facing drinking water shortages due to ongoing “severe drought,” according to the provincial flood control and drought relief office.The weeks-long dry spell has also damaged 123,000 hectares of crops and affected 170,000 head of cattle in Hubei, China Daily reported on September 25th...
31 Mar 2014 BEIJING
A magnitude-4.7 earthquake hit Zigui county, where the Three Gorges Dam is located on Sunday morning, the second in three days to strike near the world's largest hydropower project in Central China's Hubei province. The epicenter was about 23 kilometers from the dam and the shake could be felt clearly, the Xinhua News Agency reported...
16 Jan 2014 BEIJING, China
The Chinese government plans to start operations along the middle route of its multi-billion-dollar South-to-North Water Diversion project this year, E Jingping, head of the project’s State Council management office, announced this week.The diversion project is designed to transport water from the country’s water-rich southern rivers to drought-prone northern areas -- including the capital city, Beijing -- via three routes: eastern, middle and western...
10 Dec 2013 BEIJING, China
The Chinese government announced this week that a key section of its multi-billion- dollar South-to-North Water Transfer Project has been completed.The new section crosses 600 kilometers of arid Hebei Province, connecting Beijing with Hebei’s capital city of Shijiazhuang. It also includes a section near the port of Tianjin...
6 Dec 2013 BEIJING, China
Given its extensive freshwater pollution problems, China would do well to cooperate with neighboring countries on dam construction, according to Mark Brindal, former Minister for Water Resources for the South Australian government, told a forum on Asia-Pacific water security issues, held this week in Beijing...
26 Jun 2013 BEIJING, China
Water supplied to the Chinese capital, Beijing, via the mega South-to-North water transfer project may be contaminated, according to residents who live near the project’s main water source.The Danjiangkou Reservoir, which will officially begin functioning next year as the water source for the country’s north under the project, is supplied by the Hanjiang River, which has been found to be seriously polluted...
26 Jun 2012 BEIJING
A drought that has lasted since June 1 has left 813,000 people short of drinking water in central China's Hubei Province, the provincial drought relief headquarters said Monday. As of Sunday, 31 cities or counties in the province have been affected by the drought, with 4.2 million mu (280,000 hectares) of crops withered and 165,000 livestock short of water, according to the Hubei drought relief headquarters...
7 Dec 2010 China, SHIYAN CITY
More than 70,000 people living in Shiyan City in China's Hubei Province have been relocated to other areas within the province to make way for the South-North Water Diversion (SNWD) project, according to local authorities. The estimated $62 billion USD project, first conceived in the 1950's, is designed to take water from the comparatively water-rich southern Yangtze and Han rivers to farmlands and cities in the parched north, resolving a longstanding water shortage...