Skip to content

“Southern Water” Has Become the Main Water Supply Source Supplying Beijing

China has a South–North Water Transfer Project to channel fresh water from the Yangtze River in southern China to the more arid and industrialized north, with Beijing as one of the destinations for water transfer. Xinhua reported that by June 12, the project has transferred 10 billion cubic meters of water to Beijing since December 2014 when the first phase of the project started operation.

According to Xinhua, the “southern water” piped in from the Yangtze has met the water quality requirement and directly benefited over 16 million people. It has become the main water supply source for Beijing. However, despite the “southern water” supplying Beijing, the megacity continues to face a severe water shortage.

Source: Xinhua, June 12, 2024