Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Village-Water-Well-in-Inner-Mongolia-27MZIFV2OL_X.htmlConceptually similarSink-Holes in Inner MongoliaGP0STO9Z0Completed★★★★Honghuaerji Reservoir in Inner MongoliaGP047A8Completed★★★★Open-Cast Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047ACCompleted★★★★★★★Degraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaGP0479SCompleted★★★★Degraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaGP0479TCompleted★★★★Water Supply Project in Inner MongoliaGP0479XCompleted★★★★Water Supply Project in Inner MongoliaGP0479VCompleted★★★★Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP0479UCompleted★★★★Open-Cast Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047AACompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0479RVillage Water Well in Inner MongoliaA man pumps drinking water from a 200-meter-deep well, the only one remaining in Dongming village, near the Dongming open-cast coal mine, Hulun Buir city, Inner Mongolia. Huge amounts of ground water are pumped out as a precursor to mining. 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:24 Jun, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5144px X 3429pxKeywords:Carts-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Coal mines-Coal mining-Day-Donkeys-Drinking water-Drought-Industries-KWCI (GPI)-Men-One person-Outdoors-Villages-Water-Water supply structuresShoot: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.