Argument: China is acting to reduce downstream flooding risks
- Shai Oster. "Pact May Ease Impact Of Three Gorges Dam". Wall Street Journal. January 29, 2008 - "BEIJING -- China is expected to sign an agreement for a feasibility study on how to manage flood-plain risks downstream from the Three Gorges Dam, the latest move to address development pitfalls with the world's biggest hydropower project.
- The state-owned company that owns and manages the dam, China Yangtze River Three Gorges Project Development Corp., is in the process of finalizing an agreement with the U.S. environmental group the Nature Conservancy for the study to help minimize the ecological impact of the dam on the Yangtze River, the Nature Conservancy said. The two also have signed an agreement for broad cooperation on researching ecologically better ways to manage four more dams being built or planned further upstream from the Three Gorges on the upper reaches of the Yangtze, known as the Jingsha River."[...]