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The Ripple Effect of Dams and Water Transfer Projects in China

In China no infrastructure project is too big. China has been accelerating dam construction to meet the country’s electricity hunger and calls for low-carbon power. The South-North Water Transfer project’s second canal came online this month shifting water to China’s parched north. At this meeting, Scott Moore (Harvard University/Council on Foreign Relations) will dive into the environmental and development challenges that this  water transfer project is facing. On the hydropower front, Bryan Tilt (Oregon State University) will focus on the management of population displacement for large hydroelectric dams on the Lancang (Upper Mekong) River in Yunnan Province, and Juan Xi (University of Akron) will examine similar issues with the Three Gorges Dam.

There will be podcast available online following the event