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China Water Pollution Map Launched
Ma Jun, author of the influential book China’s Water Crisis and director of the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, believes Chinese citizens should have the right to participate in water-planning decisions, and that they need useful data to do so. His organization has recently launched an online "China Water Pollution Map" to keep track of water quality and pollution sources around the country. The site is a work in progress, but already lists more than 2,500 enterprises the group accuses of polluting China’s degraded rivers and lakes, October 4, 2006.
UN Symposium on Hydropower and Sustainable Development, Beijing
Sheltered inside the confines of the Beijing International Convention Center, hundreds of hydropower advocates from government, industry and academia gathered in October 2004 for a three-day United Nations Symposium on Hydropower and Sustainable Development. The organizers -- the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the World Bank -- claimed to want to facilitate a discussion among a wide range of participants on the role and future of hydropower in sustainable development. However, the conference was so biased toward hydropower proponents that the meeting was more like an industry workshop than a true exchange of ideas. Learn more about the symposium and read papers submitted by NGOs and affected communities, October 27-29, 2004.
World Bank Ignores Its Own Guidelines in China
In involuntary resettlement for China projects, June 12, 2000.
Illusions of Progress? The World Bank and Involuntary Resettlement in China
China Rights Forum, Spring 2000.
Wishful Thinking: China, Resettlement Models and the International Review of Big Dams
By Sophia Woodman, May 25, 2000.
Comments on World Commission on Dams’ China Country Review Paper
By Sophia Woodman, May 25, 2000.
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Aviva Imhof, Campaigns Director

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