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Along the Eastern Line of China's South-North Water Transfer Project

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Circle of Blue reporter Nadya Ivanova recounts her recent trip to China and updates our coverage of the nation's massive water transfer project.

The Stream, April 17: Iran's $1.5 Billion Water Transfer Project

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Iran has launched a $US 1.5 billion project to divert water from…
Mongolia Slideshow

Energy Economy Brings Change to Shepherd Life: Modernization Comes to the Dry Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

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Along the vast frozen grasslands, 23-year-old Wu Yun and her father, Bao Zhu, tend their flock of sheep and cattle. Just over the ridge, the northern city of Xilinhot is booming as the coal industry continues to expand. But it will take a lot of water to feed both the city and the mining.
Infographic: How Desalination Works

Infographic: How Desalination Works

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What is the process, and how much energy does it take? This video describes two common methods—reverse osmosis and flash distillation—for obtaining water from the sea.

Australia Builds Desalination Plants and Pipelines to Bring Water to Mines

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To feed water-hungry mining industries, similar plans are in the works to supply drought-ridden regions of Australia and China.

Infographic: Bohai Pipeline Map — Coal Reserves vs. Water Resources in Northern China

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A look at China's coal-rich, yet water-scarce northern region.

Photo Slideshow: Bohai Pipeline Could Bring Water to China's Coal Industry

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Images from northern China, where a proposed pipeline could be the answer to a resource mismatch of coal wealth and water poverty.