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Surge of New Dams in Southwest China Produces Power and Public Ire/in Asia, China, Drought, Water & Energy, Water News, Water Policy & Politics/by Circle Blue
Water-rich region, though, is getting dryer.
Focusing on Sustainable Growth — China Releases Draft of 12th Five-Year Plan/in Asia, China, Water News, Water Policy & Politics/by Circle Blue
Clearly wary about the consequences of its rapid economic development on the environment, China has set a path over the next five years to reduce consumption of the two most important resources that power its economy— coal and water. The country plans to rein in water use and introduces new energy intensity reduction targets in pursuit of more sustainable economic growth, according to the draft proposal of the 12th Five-Year Plan, the master economic blueprint that will chart China’s development through 2015.
Infographic: Map of Water Allocations in China’s Yellow River Basin/in Asia, China, Water News, Water Policy & Politics/by Circle Blue
Water allocations for the Yellow River Basin’s nine provinces. A 1987 plan to allocate and enforce specific allotments of water to each of the 9 provinces in the Yellow River Basin is based on an estimated river volume of 58 billion cubic meters (15 trillion gallons). This estimate, however, has proven faulty: last year, the […]
Irrigation to Industry — Trading Water Rights in China’s Yellow River Basin/in Water News/by Circle Blue
New industries invest in repairing irrigation canals in exchange for the right to use water from the Yellow River.
Photo Slideshow: China’s South-North Water Transfer Project/in Water News/by Circle Blue
Taken together, the three lines are an audacious strategy to solve the increasingly dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation that is steadily getting drier.
Tehuacán Valley, Mexico Remains Resilient as Nation Faces Worst Water Crisis in Decades/in Latin America, North America, South America, Water News/by Circle Blue
Severe water scarcity is a daily reality for many in Mexico, particularly the people of Tehuacán Valley.
Divining Destiny: Water Challenges in Mexico’s Tehuacán Valley/in North America, South America, Water News/by Circle Blue
Demand for Mexico’s finite supply of water will rise steadily for the foreseeable future.
Q&A: Raúl Garciadiego Helps Restore Access to Water in the Tehuacán Valley/in Latin America, North America, South America, Water News/by Circle Blue
The people who inhabit Tehuacán Valley in southeast Mexico humanize one of the greatest global crises.
Tehuacán: Destino a la Divina (En Español)/in North America, South America, Water News/by Circle Blue
Conforme a los estándares del México rural, Francisca Rosas Valencia no tiene el aspecto de los líderes de la comunidad.
Remembering Community Leader Francisca Rosas Valencia/in South America, Water News/by Circle Blue
Valencia spent much of her life teaching others in southeast rural Mexico, and beyond, how to live sustainably.
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