Megadams and Water Diversion

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Megadams and Water Diversion

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China is building large dams and water diversion projects on the Tibetan Plateau at an unprecedented rate, including water diversion projects to move water into northern and eastern China; these projects will disrupt already-overstressed water supplies threatening the water security of 1.4 billion people.

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Looking up the Yarlung Tsangpo River on the ferry crossing to Samye Monastery, Tibet. © Ian Cumming / Tibet Images
Looking up the Yarlung Tsangpo River on the ferry crossing to Samye Monastery, Tibet. © Ian Cumming / Tibet Images