Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters
Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters

China’s tech hub Shenzhen hit by worst drought since 1963

  • Reserves fall by more than half in Dongjiang area, the source of 90 per cent of the city’s water supply
  • While immediate impact is minimal, experts point to the need to identify alternative sources

Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters
Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters
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