China’s long dreamed-for engineering feat may be turning into an environmental nightmare. How demand to control flooding and meet China’s ravenous energy needs through cleaner means is playing out along the Yangtze River.

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  • Jerome Delli Priscolli senior adviser at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' Institute for Water Resources; member on the board of governors of The World Water Council; editor-in-chief of "Water Policy;" author of forthcoming book "Transforming Water Conflicts."
  • Aviva Imhof campaigns director, International Rivers
  • Cheng Li senior fellow and research director at the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center, a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the author of "China's Changing Political Landscape."
  • Shai Oster correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Asia

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