Images from northern China, where a proposed pipeline could be the answer to a resource mismatch of coal wealth and water poverty.
Over the last decade, China’s economy — the world’s second largest — has grown about 10 percent annually, fueled primarily by soaring coal production. But the driest regions in the nation are the very same northern provinces where much of the coal is located.
Photographs by J. Carl Ganter and Toby Smith/Reportage by Getty Images. Smith is a British photojournalist, represented by Reportage by Getty Images, who specializes in global energy and environment matters. His further work can be viewed on his website, and he can be reached at email@example.com
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy.