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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Latest Hydro-engineering scheme in China causes conflict

Source - The Guardian

A huge project to relocate 345,000 people from the path of diversion channels that will carry water from the south to the arid north of China is seen as a success by some, but a disaster by others.

The water diversion project is designed to alleviate on-going drought problems in Beijing.

Those who have lost their homes are not happy, shoddy housing and friction in their new communities has led to many people feeling hard done by as a result of this major water transfer project. 

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