Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Honghuaerji-Reservoir-in-Inner-Mongolia-27MZIFV2OI_2.htmlConceptually similarVillage Water Well in Inner MongoliaGP0479RCompleted★★★★Open-Cast Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047ACCompleted★★★★★★★Sink-Holes in Inner MongoliaGP0STO9Z0Completed★★★★Water Supply Project in Inner MongoliaGP0479XCompleted★★★★Water Supply Project in Inner MongoliaGP0479VCompleted★★★★Degraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaGP0479SCompleted★★★★Calcium Carbide Slag in Inner MongoliaGP047A7Completed★★★★★★Degraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaGP0479TCompleted★★★★Cows Near Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047A9Completed★★★★View AllGP047A8Honghuaerji Reservoir in Inner MongoliaThe Honghuaerji Reservoir, designed to provide water for two coal-fired power plants in Hulun Buir city, Inner Mongolia, is co-invested and built by Huaneng Group and Luneng Group. Both Huaneng and Luneng are among the top 5 biggest Chinese power companies. Ten billion cubic meters of water will be consumed by 16 new coal fired power plants and mines in China in 2015, triggering severe water crises in the country’s arid Northwest.Locations:China-East Asia-Hulunbuir-Inner MongoliaDate:17 Apr, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5252px X 3501pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Coal-fired power stations-Dams-Day-Drinking water-Drought-Industries-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Reservoirs-Water-Water supply structures-Wide angleShoot:Coal Industry Threatens Water Supply in ChinaA new Greenpeace report entitled 'Thirsty Coal: A Water Crisis Exacerbated by China’s New Mega Coal Power Bases' shows that ten billion cubic meters of water will be consumed by 16 new coal fired power plants and mines in China in 2015, triggering severe water crises in the country’s arid Northwest. This huge amount of water will be used for the water-intensive coal extraction, forcing deterioration of arid grassland and forcing herders to seek alternative livelihoods. Northwestern provinces such as Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Ningxia, where 11 of these coal bases are situated, will see their water supply capacity severely challenged in three years.