China’s Massive Water Transfer Project Will Not Reduce Water Stress: Study

13 Jan 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

China will likely experience further water stress despite efforts to improve supply through the massive South-to-North Water diversion project, according to new research from the UK-based University of East Anglia.The study, “Physical and virtual water transfers for regional water stress alleviation in China,” published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that China’s water scarcity will likely increase over the next 15 years.The researchers compiled data on both the country’s physical water transfers, like those under the multi-billion- dollar South-to-North diversion project, and virtual water transfers that take place through exchange of goods and services between provinces...

Request Subscription

SUBSCRIBE FREE to "The Water Diplomat" (monthly), or try the OOSKAnews International Water Weekly (paid subscription)