is essential for life. As a very important natural resource
on the Earth, water is crucial for sustainable development.
It is the very foundation of modern civilization and
industry. The primary focus of this section, water
resource, is to review how water resource
were developed and utilized in the past and to discuss
its current conditions and problems. Various statistical
data, charts, pictures and case studies deliver a consensus
that protection of water resource is the urgent task
of our human being.
As a side box, Three-Gorges dam, South-to-North Water
Transfers program and some other important hydraulic
and hydroelectric projects are introduced in this section.
We hope to provide a wide perspective and multi-facet
view to the development and utilization of water resources
in China nowadays.