ADB Article: El Niño, Poor Water Management, and Climate Change Bringing Droughts to Asia and the Pacific

Farmers in western Guizhou province in the People's Republic of China wake up early every morning to help dig wells 100 feet deep, hoping there will be enough water to maintain crops. Nearby lake levels are decreasing and there used to be water close to the surface, they say.

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Publish Date: 14th June 2016

Last Updated: 4th July 2016

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