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pbu201244 : China’s water diversion project starts to flow to Beijing

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  • China’s water diversion project starts to flow to Beijing (2014-12-13)
  • On Friday (12 December 2014) afternoon, China quietly inaugurated one of the biggest engineering projects of all time: the South-North Water Diversion, a £48bn, 2,400km network of canals and tunnels, designed to divert 44.8bn cubic metres of water annually from China’s humid south to its parched, industrialised north. At 2.32pm, the project’s ‘’middle line’’ officially began carrying water from the Danjiangkou reservoir in central China’s Hubei province to Beijing?the distance from Corsica to London. The project, officials say, will save China from a water crisis that could set its development back years. The project has roots in an offhand comment by Mao Zedong who, on an inspection tour in the early 1950s, said: ‘’The south has plenty of water, but the north is dry. If we could borrow some, that would be good.’’ The project has three sections: a 1,150km eastern line, which runs from the lower Yangtze River to Tianjin; the middle line, from Danjiangkou to Beijing; and a western line, which could some day link the headwaters of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers across the high-altitude Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The eastern line began delivering water to coastal Shandong province last winter. The western line remains largely conceptual, so grand in scale that it may ultimately prove impossible to build.    Photo by Imaginechina
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