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Infographic: Interactive Timeline Mapping China's Drought-ridden Provinces Since 2007

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Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly persistent problem…

Photo Slideshow: Food and Farmers — China's Other Challenge

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The farm sector and the coal sector together made up 85 percent of water used in China last year. These photos take a look at the people and places affected by rising energy demand, accelerating modernization, and diminishing freshwater resources.
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.
Coal Gasification Infographic

Infographic: Underground Coal Conversion — Creating Fuels and Fertilizers with Less Water

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Though the chemistry and industrial processes for coal gasification…

Infographic: China Leads Top 10 Coal Producing and Consuming Nations

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Since 2000, global coal consumption has grown faster than any other fuel, with the biggest market for coal in Asia. Although China tops the global list for both coal consumption and production, the nation has emerged as the world's leading builder of clean coal technology.

Infographic: Three Types of Coal Mining — Process and Facts

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Opencast mining involves scraping at the ground's surface, while room and pillar mining occurs below ground. Likewise, longwall mining uses heavy machinery to dig at coal seams beneath the surface: learn more in this interactive inforgraphic.
China Water Stats Information Graphic

Infographic: Beijing Water Use and Population Statistics

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The population of China's capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.

Photo Slideshow: Beijing Water Imports and Wastewater Recycling

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A gallery of images from Beijing and neighboring Hebei Province, where the capital city is importing water from farmers and fishermen.

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.

Infographic: Successes and Failures of China's Five-Year Plans (1996 -2010)

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A breakdown of previous plans gives context to the newly released 12th Five-Year Plan.
China's Water Governance Bureaucracy

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

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Demystifying China's governmental water offices and water-related…