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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in the pipeline Large colonies of micro-organisms- some capable of causing serious disease- have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, the South China Morning Post has learned. Fortunately, most people habitually boil water before drinking, killing off the organisms and reducing the risk of outbreaks. But many foreign visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen mandy.zuo@scmp.com Capital to harness sea and mountains to secure fresh air and water A Beijing government think tank has made two ambitious proposals to tackle the capital's water shortage and air pollution, one involving the construction of a huge canal to Tianjin and the other creating a massive artificial fresh air intake in the municipality's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... consumption of about 610 billion cubic metres. Two-thirds of its cities suffer from water shortages, while close to 300 million people living in rural areas lack access to safe drinking water. Wang ... that in today's China, it was impossible to find an absolutely safe source of drinking water. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Hong Kong village where residents drink stream water has plea for mains supply turned down

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... sees plug pulled on hopes for a water supply A 300-year-old village on Lantau Island where residents still drink water from a stream has had its plea for a piped-in supply turned down, partly ... no access to treated water, affecting about 600 residents in all. Instead, people draw water from streams or wells or collect rainwater which they then boil before drinking. Development Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443636/village-sees-plug-pulled-hopes-water-supply
  6. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... water or tea”. They also stressed the correct way of drinking urine: “Firstly, you need to leave out the first and the last parts of the urine and only take the middle part because it’s ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com The China Urine Therapy Association claims that drinking urine can 'improve the body's ability to fight diseases' If the infamously bitter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544386/drinking-your-own-urine-unorthodox-chinese-miracle-cure
  7. News - China

    China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:29am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday. "When the World Health ... Safety in Beijing told the paper. According to these arcane regulations, China's national health inspectors do not test bottled drinking water for acidity, or pH level, or for substances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228136/china-still-tests-bottled-drinking-water-using-soviet-standards
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Rivers and dams a matter of life and death in arid region, say analysts Control of water key to Iraq, Syria conflicts The outcome of the Iraq and Syrian conflicts may rest on who controls the region's dwindling water supplies, say security analysts in London and Baghdad. Rivers, canals, dams, sewage and desalination plants are now all military targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts
  9. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Oxfam slams global food and drink giants over greenhouse gas emissions

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:40pm by GDN

    ... are among globe's top polluters The "big 10" global food and drink companies together emit more greenhouse gases than the Nordic countries and would rank as the 25th most polluting ... and water use- by 15 to 20 per cent at our manufacturing facilities by 2015. "Oxfam has recognised our commitment to working with global palm oil suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517347/oxfam-slams-global-food-and-drink-giants-over-greenhouse-gas-emissions
  10. News - China

    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, ... reservoir, which connects to Jinhai Lake, Beijing’s major water resource. Officials of Urban Management Bureau who were supposed to oversee the site could not be reached for comment, the report said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197470/mountain-rubbish-potential-threat-water-resource-beijing

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