30 Jun '16, 12pm

Beijing is sinking four inches a year, new study finds

Subsidence could damage buildings, trains, and infrastructure as different areas sink at different rates, and the government has made moves to address the problem. A recently completed project called the South-North Water Diversion will send water to Beijing and 367 Chaoyang water wells will be retired. The country’s State Council will try to prevent further subsidence through a plan to monitor areas where it’s occurring and to limit use of groundwater. It remains to be seen if such measures will help. The researchers do think subsidence could be halted, and in some areas even recovered if the city can restore its groundwater supplies and stops pumping.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/beijing-is-sinking-rapidly-new-study...

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