China is drying up: hydropower giant faces water crisis

July 10, 2008 | 00:00

China is drying up: hydropower giant faces water crisis

After the devastating natural disasters that have hit China recently, another crisis is looming. Drought, pollution and heavy usage in the fast-developing megacities have resulted in a shortage of water. A huge construction effort is underway to divert water from the south to the north. But experts warn that it will not solve China’s structural water problems.

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