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  1. pack it!

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Drinking six to eight glasses of fresh water every day has numerous health benefits, including combating the effects of jetlag. Good-quality drinking water is, however, ... water, used in food preparation, ice for drinks or when cleaning your teeth, may also cause serious health problems. Enter the AquaPure Traveller, a portable water purification system finding ...

  2. 60pc of Yellow River's water unfit to drink

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The health of China's second-longest river is worsening, with 60 per cent of the Yellow River's water now unfit to drink. The rate of its deterioration is alarming, ... Water Resources Commission. 'Level three means the water is tolerable for drinking, which means it's still safe to drink after certain treatment,' said Ma Jun, head ...

  3. Saltwater tide threatens drinking water supply

    Posted Oct 16th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has warned that an inflow of saltwater could affect the drinking water supply, local media said yesterday, highlighting the difficulties the city has in ensuring water quality. Authorities in the south have warned about a similar problem which will affect the Pearl River Delta area this winter and next spring because of a lack of rain, Xinhua ...

  4. Some 300m have only unsafe water to drink

    Posted Oct 24th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee While China's water resources are ranked as the sixth largest in the world, available water resources per capita are less than a third of the world average, and 300 million rural inhabitants are drinking unsafe water every day. Water resources per capita stand at 2,185 cubic metres, based on the 2004 population of 1.3 billion, Water Resources Minister Wang ...

  5. So, why are we afraid of water?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A poll has shown nearly two-thirds of people think tap water is unsafe to drink, prompting a green group to urge water chiefs to find out why. The Water Supplies Department ... believed the water was not safe for drinking, even if problems with water pipes were dealt with. The department has issued certificates to more than 4,000 buildings covering a million households ...

  6. Sky Hawk goes core on mainland water

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Sky Hawk Computer Group Holdings, which yesterday changed its name to China Water Industry Group, said it would diversify its core business to the supply and operation of water in the mainland in the next three years. It would continue to operate its computer-related business through subsidiaries. Sky Hawk, which recently bought three water-supply projects, aims to raise its ...

  7. Water wastage will soon leave China high and dry

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... 'Technology' was trotted out 40 times, while 'science' and 'scientific' came up 35 times between them. 'Energy' came up 28 times. 'Water', however, only received 16 mentions. Mr Wen's lack of emphasis on water is deeply troubling. China is desperately short of water, yet wastes the supplies it does have with wildly profligate abandon. Unless ...

  8. Hungry? Well then have a glass of water

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of water a day. It doesn't do much for the taste buds, but it's a matter of habit. 'If you have a bottle of water at your desk and drink it in sips through the day, before you know it you can get through a couple of bottles. Don't drink it all in one go because that doesn't help. 'Some research suggests that caffeine kick-starts insulin production, so too ...

  9. Deadly waters

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sixty per cent of water in the Yellow River is now unfit to drink and the Yangtze River dolphin is feared extinct- after up to 25 million years of existence. Is it too late to rescue China from environmental doom? Write to us ...

  10. Clean-water vow for 20 million

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok 4 billion yuan will be spent on supply for rural residents China will spend 4 billion yuan this year to provide safe drinking water for 20 million rural residents, according ... drinking water tainted by arsenic, fluorine, bitter salt and schistosoma worm, a parasite that lives in the gut and bladder. The funding would also solve the plight of a further 10 million people ...




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