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Sustainability: Transfer project cannot meet China's water needs

Better local water management is the way to keep pace with escalating demands, not pumping water across the country, warn Jon Barnett and colleagues.

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Barnett, J., Rogers, S., Webber, M. et al. Sustainability: Transfer project cannot meet China's water needs. Nature 527, 295–297 (2015).

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