Provide a 8 pages analysis while answering the following question: South to North Water Transfer Project. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The southern and eastern parts of China are greatly influenced by the monsoon winds from the Arabian Sea. These winds are having a high level of water content which causes extensive rain in china but these winds reach northern and eastern parts of China only when winds are strong and monsoon season is at its peak. During weak monsoon winds, only southern and eastern areas are getting rains and northern and eastern parts remain deprived of summer rains. This scarcity of water has resulted in the destruction of strong dynasties in china because it leads to extreme drought and economic crisis.
In order to overcome this scarcity of water Government of China planned for a grand engineering project of transferring south water resources to the north by spreading an amazing design canal system. It has been planned that at the end this grand project will be able to transfer 44.8bn cubic meters of water to north each year. This is going to be one of the masterpieces ever build in the world. The plan of this project is to transfer water from south lying river Yangtze to the north in order to overcome the thirst of the north. North of China is actually having economically important and strong industrial as well as technological hubs of the country including Beijing which individually accommodated about 22 million people. This much large population in North results in a shortage of water obtained from aquifers in that region. Also in most of the areas covered in North, industrial development was only possible at the expense of agriculture in order to complete water requirements in industries.
South to north water project is expected to be completed in 2050 and was started in 2002. This mega project is based on the fact that the four major rivers of China, named Yangtze, Yellow River, Haihe and Huaihe will be linked together. This project explicitly consists of the construction of three major transfer routes of water extending from south to north and supplementary distribution system which will be capable of distributing water to eastern and western parts as well.