Distribution of fresh water resources



Life on the Gansu Loess Plateau in northwestern China is very difficult due to the arid condition and the lack of fresh water resources.  In the less arid regions, the water resource issue is usually caused by man-made pollution.  Residents in all these problem areas often have to find and manually transport fresh water from a distance of more than 15 miles away.

Thin & High members had been visiting remote villages on the Gansu Loess Plateau and in Sichuan since 2007 to study the water resource issues as well as to find solutions for distributing China’s fresh water resources and to protect the fragile environment.