Alternative strategies for managing water supplies in the future- Case study: China's three Gorges Dam

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  • Alternative strategies for managing water supplies in the future- Case study: China's three Gorges Dam
    • Location: Yangtze river and is the worlds largest hydroelectric scheme
    • Benefits
      • 18,000MV of electricity generated
      • Will supply water to the region responsible for 22% of China's GDP
      • Food protection will save lives and cut financial losses
      • Navigational improvements could open up China's interior to development
    • Costs
      • Dammed waters will down 100,000 hectares
      • 1.9 million people will be displaced
      • Pollution increases as abandoned mines and factories are flooded
      • Dam failure, earthquakes and heavy rain could cause serious issues
      • Ecological impacts on fishing and habitats

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