Zipingpu Dam

Dam the Consequences

Thursday, July 11, 2002
Building yet another dam could threaten an ages-old engineering marvel in Sichuan and a key part of China's heritage. But the project is going ahead as authorities smother public debate on its impact. By David Murphy/DUJIANGYAN, SICHUAN PROVINCE Far Eastern Economic Review ON A SPRING AFTERNOON in western China's Sichuan province, explosions echo across a steep-sided valley, dust plumes rise and trucks loaded with earth ply one side of the valley floor. All this is part of what is becoming the most controversial power project in China since the massive Three Gorges dam b

Report on Resettlement at Zipingpu Dam

Sunday, May 1, 2005
Chinese researcher Fan Xiao visited the communities resettled by Zipingpu Dam and found evidence of graft and corruption, violation of rights, and dissatisfaction with the amount of compensation given.

Major Yangtze Tributary Drying Up

Saturday, April 23, 2005 Beijing - A series of dams and hydro projects in southwestern China's Sichuan province have caused one of the upper Yangtze River's largest tributaries to run dry in places, a Canadian-based environmental watchdog said Saturday. Local residents and water experts are concerned that the 735-kilometre Min River could become permanently altered by dams built on its upper reaches which also threaten one of the world's oldest irrigation systems downstream, Probe International said.

Development Disasters: Japanese-Funded Dam Projects in Asia

Saturday, March 1, 2003
Published by International Rivers, Rivers Watch East and Southeast Asia and Friends of the Earth Japan. Features case studies of six Japanese-funded dam projects at various stages of implementation. 

China: Other Projects

International Rivers has worked on several other projects in China, including Tiger Leaping Gorge Dam, Zipingpu Dam, Xiaoxi Dam, and Megoe Tso Lake. On the upper reaches of the Min River, a tributary of the Yangtze in Sichuan province, a vital irrigation system known as Dujiangyan and its surrounding areas will be negatively impacted by the Zipingpu Dam project.


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