Archive for December, 2008

The Thirsty Dragon: South-North Diversion Delays

Via Reuters, an update on China’s ambitious South-North Water Diversion, namely a likely delay.  As the report notes: “…China has postponed completing a huge water transfer project to quench its national capital’s thirst, citing stubborn pollution worries for pushing the target date back four years to 2014, official media said on Saturday. The South-North Water […]

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Could Siberian River Water Be Diverted to Save a Drying/Dying Aral Sea?

Via Window on Eurasia, an interesting look at how the rapid drying up of the Aral Sea in Central Asia – it is likely to completely disappear within months – has sparked new interest in the possibility that Moscow could divert Siberian river water to the region to save not only the sea but also […]

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Better Red than Dead? Jordan’s Proposed Peace Canal

Via Terra Daily, details on a proposed Jordanian plan to haul water from the Red Sea to replenish the Dead Sea.  As the article notes: “…The 3.5-billion-euro (4.5-billion-dollar) “Peace Canal” is the heart of the government’s vision of slaking thirst in a country that is mostly bone-dry desert and one of the 10 driest places […]

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