Lobal Water Resources Development Experience From China

Case Study Report
Due date: Friday, 28th October 2011 (Week 12) ASSESSMENT
Weighting: 40% Length: 3,000 a 3,500 words
Format: Typed, double spaced, font size 12, Essay style with headings, can be double sided
Referencing: Harvard referencing system
Details
This assessment item is to prepare a case study report that relates to global water resources development. Students must prepare a 3,0003,500 word case study report on the following topic:
China is currently engaged in an enormous water diversion project to more evenly distribute its water sources. The South-North Water Transfer Project was originally proposed in 1952 by Mao Zedong to rectify the uneven distribution of water between Northern and Southern China.
Planned for completion in 2050, it will eventually divert 44.8 billion cubic metres of water annually to the population centres of the drier north.
When finished, the work will link Chinas four main rivers a the Yangtze, Yellow River, Huaihe and Haihe a and requires the construction of three diversion routes, stretching south-to-north across the eastern, central and western parts of the country.
The complete project is expected to cost $62bn a more than twice as much as Chinaas
controversial Three Gorges Dam.
Prepare a case study on the South-North Water Transfer Project in China. Investigate the likely environmental and economic effects of the project on regional ecology and society. Discuss whether it is possible to balance current needs with long-term sustainable development of the country?
Additional information can be presented in appendices, if desired. Assessment will be influenced by the quality of presentation, which includes the visual look of your case study report, its organisation, structure and the quality of the writing and arguments presented.
Case Study Report should contain no more than 3,500 words. The References section does not contribute to the overall word count, nor do words that appear in tables, footnotes, endnotes, and appendixes. In addition, tables, footnotes, endnotes, and appendices should not be used to convey the substantive argument of the essay. The case study (including the Reference section) must also demonstrate that it utilises a referencing style in a consistent manner.