China’s soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves. The United States faces similar water-energy confrontations—over millions of gallons of water are taken from ranchers to develop the deep oil and gas shale reserves of the west and there are battles between Georgia and Florida over diminishing drinking water reserves. Global Choke Point, though, is not necessarily a narrative of doom and gloom. The presentations will examine both the challenges and opportunities presented by these looming choke points.
With Shi Li Hong. Shi Li Hong is a member of the Green Plateau Institute for Ecological Conservation and Development
JUNE 2009 - CES 10 author Steven Q. Andrews was recently cited in a June 17th Nature article on clean air in Beijing
English and Chinese Language. Authors Linden J. Ellis and Jennifer L. Turner examine the challenges China faces in improving its food safety record and opportunities for international cooperation. Such cooperation benefits both the global food market and could help China address human health and environmental threats stemming from food production and processing.
JULY 2007 - From July 25th to the 28th the runners for safe drinking water will be in China
The Woodrow Wilson Center and Circle Blue’s Choke Point work goes global. In November 2010, the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and Circle of Blue launched the Choke Point: China research and reporting initiative. The partners subsequently produced a rich collection of stories, photos and infographics that examined how energy development is impacting China’s vulnerable water resources and food production. In the next phase of Choke Point: China, CEF has created a team of U.S. and Chinese water and energy experts to hold dialogues in Beijing in August 2013 to discuss possible solutions to China’s growing water-food-energy confrontations and opportunities for US-China cooperation.
CEF Coordinator Jennifer Turner quoted in Greenwire.