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  1. Source of HK drinking water safeguarded

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jiangxi pledges to halt environmental degeneration and to protect resources Hong Kong's drinking water will be protected at its source after Jiangxi province passed a regulation ... at the Pearl River estuary. It has an annual flow of 28 billion cubic metres. None of the money Hong Kong pays for its drinking water goes to Jiangxi. Last year, Hong Kong, which draws its water from ...

  2. 12 sickened by contaminated water supply in Henan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About a dozen people were recovering in a hospital in Henan province's Ruyang county yesterday after drinking water contaminated with what police believe was pesticide. Police have classified the incident as sabotage and warned local residents not to drink tap water. The local government has arranged water trucks to provide an emergency water supply to the 9,000 families living ...

  3. Detours

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Angus McDonald

    ... the kayak is the holes in the bottom. 'That's in case we take a wave,' says my guide, Mick O'Shea. 'When you get 300 litres of water in the boat, it's got to go out ... Laos. Once we are on the river, people disappear. Instead, there is primeval jungle, coffee-coloured water and a huge blue sky painted with wisps and tufts of white cloud. Mountainous, thinly ...

  4. Firms file writ over fake-drink accusation

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Andy Lau Tak-wah. It is promoted as a health drink and its ingredients include water, green tea, jasmine, sugar and honey. The writ claims the seized items were 'genuine Tao-Ti ... Two companies accused of trying to cash in on the popular Taiwanese Tao Ti brand by falsely selling a drink under its name are seeking compensation in a dispute over trademark rights. ...

  5. Reversing the trend

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the most immediate problems around the world is water scarcity. During World Population Awareness Week, that runs from tomorrow until Saturday, we need to recognise that more than 1.2 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water and half of the world's 6.3 billion people lack adequate water purification systems. If we don't do ...

  6. Fake drinks seized from warehouses

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... as a health drink. Its ingredients include water, green tea, jasmine, sugar and honey. The law enforcement source said bogus drinks surfaced in the market as demand increased during the summer. Local ... Wholesalers say copies of the popular Taiwanese Tao Ti products were passed off to them as genuine, legal imports More than 93,000 bogus bottles of a popular Taiwanese brand of drinks have ...

  7. Drinks giants battle a firestorm

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... exposed their bottled water as being contaminated last February, so why are they still using dirty groundwater laced with pesticides for making their drinks?' That is now how PepsiCo ... Damaging publicity over contamination may dent sales of 12 famous brands Paranoid, scared, on the run and caught on the back foot. A fair description of soft drinks giants PepsiCo ...

  8. Farmers win back their river as water takes centre stage in poll

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am

    ... clothes or even drink water from the river, according to Frontline magazine. The firm built a dam to hold back the water, which it sold to water-intensive distilleries, ironworks and a thermal ... of India's new policy, five global firms specialising in water treatment and drinking water have opened offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Madras and other cities across the country to tap ...

  9. NWS eyes dip into mainland water-treatment sector

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and pipelines and supplying drinking water in the Yangtze River delta region and Fujian and Liaoning provinces. Each of the projects involved investments of about 150 million yuan (HK$139.3 million), Mr ... is where the potential is, [with] 1.2 billion people consuming drinking water, and the country is encouraging foreign investment,' Mr Lam said. 'So we are expanding our portfolio,' ...

  10. Sewage water to be reused in trial scheme

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A government taskforce is studying the possibility of reusing sewage water - after treatment - for non-drinking purposes such as air-conditioning and irrigation, a senior official said yesterday. The taskforce, including representatives of the Drainage Services, Water Supplies and Food and Environmental Hygiene Departments, will look at a wider use of treated sewage water in a bid ...




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