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China first started considering building the South-to-North Water Diversion Project in the 1950s. The need is obvious. An area along three major rivers in northern China has 35% of the country's population, but only 7% of its water resources.


 water water shortage China
Water has been rapidly disappearing in Cyprus since the 1970s, but conflict between Turkish and Greek communities means fixing the problem is not high on the political agenda. Alex Bell finds that Cypriots are now struggling for control of land that is slowly dying.


 Cyprus Greece Turkey water shortage drought