South-to-North Water Diversion Project

1.South more water less soil,North is differ. 2.At the end of 2002,China began to enforce South -to North Water Diversion Project.

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Organization name


Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $1k - $10k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • More than 100,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • China

Headquarters location: City


Location(s) of impact

Xi'an Beijing Tianjin

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

We have known that with 22 percent of the world's population,China has only 8 percent of the fresh water of the world.The south more water less soil but north more soil less water.The north has only 12 percent of the total water resources.The producing food is highly water -consuming .About two-thirds of all the water we take out of rivers,lakes,and underground sources goes to agricultural irrigation. How much water we need to grow so many people

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

The project involves three canals running 1300 kilometers across the eastern,middle and western parts of China ,linking the country's four major rivers -the Yangtze,the Yellow River,the Huaihe River and the Haihe River.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

China are invent several reservoirs ,such as Hubei (三峡水库)393.0亿立方米、Henan (小浪底水库)126.5亿立方米、Beijing (密云水库)43.8亿立方米、We should use this kind of resource to take South water regulation to the North.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

1.25 % 2.20% 3.30 % 4.15 % 5. 10%

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

It is difference from Tianjin project at 1997 :absorb Luanhe River into the Haihe River 's form.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

In my childhood I have a memory that I didn't forget until today ,that is a composition named toward large go ahead to the China west development .I remember that when I have a headmaster she said to me :"I often see you bring some composition amendment by yourself, in the classroom.Now it has a chance to writing ,you can practice. Are you OK ?" I give your three days to preparation ,"When I back to home I tell this thing to my parents , they are very happy ,at this moment my father speak to me you must be carefully to face this writing. After ago I image a good title, and also have a clearly ideal for the composition ,finally I finished ,I realizing the Nestle 's select title that given one of is this and it very adjacent composition.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Nestlé page or contact


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Sources of clean water that can be regarded as safe for drinking are depleting at an alarming rate globally. It is refreshing to learn of projects such as yours that aim at conserving water.

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