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Mongolia’s Beijing-Financed Hydro-Electric Dams Threaten Lake Baikal, Russia Says

Via Window on Eurasia, a report on Russia’s displeasure with Mongolia’s Beijing-financed hydro-electric dams that they claim threaten Lake Baikal: Mongolia’s decision to build hydro-electric dams to solve its domestic electricity shortage, a decision that Beijing has backed by financing the project, threatens transborder rivers flowing from Mongolia into Russia and even the survival of […]

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Thirsty Dragon: China Is Building World’s First “Super Dam” Along The Yarlung Zangbo River

Via , a report on China’s “Super Dam” on The Yarlung Zangbo River: China is the undisputed world champion of dam building. Not only do they have more working large dams than every other country in the world, but they also hold the record for the largest capacity hydroelectric power station in operation: the Three Gorges […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China Opens Taps On Its Newest Water Diversion Project

Via ECNS, an update on a giant project diverting water from the Xijiang River in the western part of the Pearl River to the cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan in Guangdong province: A giant project diverting water from the Xijiang River in the western part of the Pearl River to the cities of Shenzhen and […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Satellite Images Show China’s Dam Threatening Neighbors’ Fresh Water Supply

Via Newsweek, a report that a new Chinese dam may impact India’s and Nepal’s water supplies: China appears to have completed the construction of a new dam in the country’s southwestern border regions, a project that could have far-reaching strategic implications for its southern neighbors India and Nepal, according to new satellite imagery. Mapcha Tsangpo […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Water Security Crucial For Green China

Via China Daily, a look at China’s water security challenge: Water has had the greatest of impacts on China’s rulers and policymakers throughout history. Nearly half of the disasters in ancient China were related to water, and the rise and fall of dynasties were often linked to water availability and protection from floods. Extensive droughts […]

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Is Balkhash Facing Fate of Aral Sea?

Via Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting, a report on Lake Balkhash’s complex hydro future: Now Balkhash is a natural site. If a nuclear power plant is built on the lake, it will turn into an industrial pond. It will let China limit the Ili river flow feeding the lake, and the new load on […]

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