Journal article

China's South-to-North Water Diversion Project empowers sustainable water resources system in the north

Giri R Kattel, Wenxiu Shang, Zhongjing Wang, John Langford

Sustainability | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Global freshwaters are severely depleted. Provision of improved water infrastructure technologies and innovation can address challenges posed by water shortages to environmental sustainability. China's South-to-North Water Diversion Project has generated extensive debates over sustainability of water resources system in the northern drier region, which faces severe water scarcity hindering ecosystems, agriculture, industries and livelihoods. Some arguments extend the views that large infrastructure projects can have negative implications for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem goods and services. However, this study strengthens the opposite view, as such projects would resolve increasing..

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