The project is designed to move 178 cubic kilometers of water from northern Himalayan rivers to the drier south via 30 diversion projects, which includes 3,000 storage reservoirs and 14,900 km of canals, according to a report by the International Water Management Institute. China’s similar inter-basin project, the South-North Water Transfer Project has a planned capacity of 48 cubic kilometers.

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Source: http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/i

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