Archive for February, 2009

The Thirsty Dragon: Chinese Water Torture & The Double Glacier Shock of Late 2008

Via The China Beat, a detailed review of China’s water woes and recent efforts to address them.  As the article notes: Water is back in the China-related news lately – and that’s almost always a bad sign. Most recently, we have had stories about the grinding North China drought; this may be the worst since […]

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Two Rivers Diverted…. The Thirsty Dragon Has To Choose Both Paths

Via Terra Daily, a report on China’s recent decision to divert water from its two longest rivers to help farmers hit by the country’s worst drought in decades.  As the article notes: “…Water from the Yangtze River, the country’s longest, will be diverted to the northern areas of eastern Jiangsu Province, the Xinhua news agency […]

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Russian Interest in Central Asian Water

Via Terra Daily, an interesting report on Russia’s increasing interest in Central Asia’s water resources.  As the article notes “…Within the “Stans” — former Soviet republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — an added element in the matrix is water, used by Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan largely to generate hydroelectric power, while the downstream states […]

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