Event Title

Yangtze River crisis in loom of 2008 summer Olympics in China

Description

The Three Gorges Dam is the most ambitious hydrological undertaken by mankind and it does not come without its environmental, economical, agricultural, & social problems for the rapidly developing country. The Yangtze River is a centerpiece of Chinese history & it is destined to control their future as well. The parched regions of Northern China are diverting water away from the Yangtze in order to adequately prepare the infrastructure in Beijing for the upcoming Olympic Games. China's Government and the company that is constructing Three Gorges Dam need to evaluate all of the options for protecting the stability of their country in the shadow of this looming crisis.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

Subject - LCSH

Yangtze River (China)--Effect of dams on; Yangtze River (China)--Environmental aspects; San Xia Dam (China)--Environmental aspects; Water diversion--China--Yangtze River

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Session

Poster Session

Genre/Form

Posters

Type

event

Geographic Coverage

Yangtze River (China); San Xia Dam (China)

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Keywords

Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam, 2008 Olympics, drought

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Yangtze River crisis in loom of 2008 summer Olympics in China

The Three Gorges Dam is the most ambitious hydrological undertaken by mankind and it does not come without its environmental, economical, agricultural, & social problems for the rapidly developing country. The Yangtze River is a centerpiece of Chinese history & it is destined to control their future as well. The parched regions of Northern China are diverting water away from the Yangtze in order to adequately prepare the infrastructure in Beijing for the upcoming Olympic Games. China's Government and the company that is constructing Three Gorges Dam need to evaluate all of the options for protecting the stability of their country in the shadow of this looming crisis.