Affluent newcomers visit a luxury housing development. Xining, a western provincial capital city is building new satellite towns to accommodate newly arriving and upwardly mobile locals. ..As part of China's "Go West" Policy there is a plan to bring 40 million new people to its western regions. From a demograhic perspective the plan is an attempt to improve the balance with the much richer eastern urban centers. Key to this plan is finding a way to supply water for these newcomers. Due to glacial depletion, drought and unwise agricultural practices it seems that this continued development will further erode the regions hydro resources.