Entries by Connor Bebb

A timeline of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Connor BebbConnor Bebb assists in daily operations, aids in research, oversees social media outlets and develops social media strategies at Circle of Blue. https://www.circleofblue.org/about/staff/#Connor

Riley: Schuette calls Flint probe most comprehensive, won’t charge Snyder now

Connor BebbConnor Bebb assists in daily operations, aids in research, oversees social media outlets and develops social media strategies at Circle of Blue. https://www.circleofblue.org/about/staff/#Connor

Michigan Health Chief Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In Flint Water Crisis

Connor BebbConnor Bebb assists in daily operations, aids in research, oversees social media outlets and develops social media strategies at Circle of Blue. https://www.circleofblue.org/about/staff/#Connor

Infographic: China’s Water Governance Bureaucracy and Water Legislation Timeline

Demystifying China’s governmental water offices and water-related laws. China’s water is managed by a complex web of ministries, and national, sub-national, and cross-jurisdictional agencies. The dual leadership system—comprised of a territorial and a central government—has a hierarchy in which offices of the two bureaucracies with the same rank cannot issue binding orders to each other. […]

Water Rights Transfers and High-Tech Power Plants Hold off Energy-Water Clash in Northern China

Along the Yellow River, China acts on looming crisis with ambitious water conservation and transfer program Photo © Aaron Jaffe/Circle of Blue Even as China builds some of the most efficient coal-fired power plants in the world, cooling them requires billions of gallons of water each year and soaring towers — like this one in […]

Infographic: Map of Water Allocations in China’s Yellow River Basin

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 […]

Photo Slideshow: Irrigation to Industry — Trading Water Rights in China’s Yellow River Basin

New industries invest in repairing irrigation canals in exchange for the right to use water from the Yellow River.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.

Photo Slideshow: China’s South-North Water Transfer Project

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.