China's dam projects
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The South–North Water Transfer Project ( Chinese : 南水北调工程 ; pinyin : Nánshuǐ Běidiào Gōngchéng ) is a multi-decade infrastructure project of the People's Republic of China to better use water resources in China. This is because heavily industrialized northern China has a much lower rainfall and its rivers are running dry.
The death of Norodom Sihanouk, the 'King Father' of Cambodia, in Beijing at the age of almost 90, brings to an end one of the most remarkable lives among the Asian leaders who emerged after the Second World War. Placed on the throne by the French in 1941 at the age of 19, Sihanouk initially served the colonial power's purpose as a symbolic rallying point in the difficult wartime years.
On April 19, the four country members of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) met to consult on Thai company Ch Karnchang's proposal to build a 1,260MW dam in Xayaburi province on the mainstream of the Mekong River in Laos. The dam would be financed by Thai banks and sell most of its power to consumers in Thailand. At the meeting, members of the MRC Joint Committee, made up of senior officials from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, agreed to disagree and to elevate the decision to the Ministerial Council level.
IN YUNNAN in south-west China the biggest floods in a dozen years have ended a long, brutal drought. For months here in Xishuangbanna, a glassy Mekong had merely sauntered towards the border with Laos.
The Hindu Monday, Dec 27, 2010 Ananth Krishnan Dispute could hold crucial lessons for India in managing water-sharing issues with China over the Brahmaputra BEIJING: China's dam-building spree in its far-west Xinjiang region has triggered concerns in the neighbouring Kazakhstan, where officials say two main rivers have begun to see water-levels recede at an alarming rate.
The two companies, which generate around a fifth of China's electricity between them, were planning to spend 200 billion yuan (£20bn) on eight dams along the Jinsha, which turns into the Yangtze river as it flows into Sichuan. "The hydropower resources along the Jinsha River are already being over exploited, which will damage the ecological security in the region," said Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. He added that Jinsha has some of China's rarest fish species.
The Merowe Dam is located near the 4th cataract of the Nile River, in the Nubian Desert of the Republic of the Sudan (also known as Sudan).
The Merowe Dam in Northern Sudan is one of the world’s most destructive hydropower projects.
The Merowe Dam , also known as Merowe High Dam , Merowe Multi-Purpose Hydro Project or Hamdab Dam , is a large dam near Merowe Town in northern Sudan , about 350 km (220 mi) north of the capital Khartoum .
Hydroelectric power and water. Basic information about hydroelectricity, USGS Water Science for Schools.Hydroelectric power must be one of the oldest methods of producing power.
Worried that China might build a very big dam on the Brahmaputra River near its borders, India has recently approved two big dams of their own , "in principle", on the same river downstream in its state of Arunachal Pradesh.
The ascent of China, while a symbol of the ongoing global power shifts, has been accentuated by major geopolitical developments — from the unravelling of the Soviet Union that eliminated a mighty empire to China’s north and west, to the manner the American colossus has stumbled after the triumphalism of the 1990s.
There is growing concern in India over the country's water security given China's geographic chokehold on almost every important river system in South Asia.
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