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  1. Project to quench Beijing's thirst

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provinces, state media reported. Wu Jisong, director of the Water Resources Department under the Ministry of Water Resources, said the project was a test of the Programme on Sustainable Water Resource Use in the early 21st Century. Under the programme, the Cetian and Dong Yulin reservoirs in Shanxi will supply between 60 million and 90 million cubic metres of water to Beijing every year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429600/project-quench-beijings-thirst
  2. Shake-up in water services under study

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of supplies, a senior official has said. The feasibility of such a move was being studied by local governments, according to Vice-Minister of Water Resources Qu Haohui. Xinhua's website quoted him ... of Water Resources says about 400 of the mainland's 600 cities currently face water shortages, with 110 cities reporting serious problems. The nation's per capita water resources stands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428968/shake-water-services-under-study
  3. Qingdao to use seawater for flushing toilets

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

    ... are short of water, with per capita freshwater resources at only 25 per cent of the global average. Qingdao's problems are particularly acute, with per capita freshwater resources of just 13 ... Residents in the coastal city of Qingdao will soon be flushing their toilets with seawater as authorities seek to tackle a chronic water shortage. 'It is quite easy,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425212/qingdao-use-seawater-flushing-toilets
  4. 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 to protect forest and water resources, according to Xinhua. The province said it would force its counties in the valleys of the Dongjiang, or East River, to stop any environmental degeneration within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424081/source-hk-drinking-water-safeguarded
  5. Underground water quality declining fast

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan About 70 million people in China rely on underground water which is not up to government hygiene standards and half of urban underground water resources are polluted, ... to the study, 63 per cent of the country's total underground water resources were still suitable for human consumption and 17 per cent suitable after treatment. The remaining 20 per cent was too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433069/underground-water-quality-declining-fast
  6. Reversing the trend

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

    ... more people means less water available per person. In order to stop overburdening the Earth and its resources, we must allow every woman access to voluntary family planning. In observance ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431558/reversing-trend
  7. As some provinces swelter, water conservation is on the agenda

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, believes that although there have always be droughts in China, humans have greatly exacerbated the problem in recent years. 'It is the conflict ... of demand has multiplied. Professor Cheng said that people were taking too much water from underground and not considering the consequences. Guo Jizhong, from the Harbin Water Resource Office, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421699/some-provinces-swelter-water-conservation-agenda
  8. HK touts pay-as-we-use water deal

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislators the new proposal would benefit both sides. 'Based on the principle of conserving precious water resources, we suggest cutting the water supply to relieve pressure on the ecology ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment chief says the proposal, which would see ceiling on supply scrapped, could reduce waste Hong Kong has proposed paying only for water it uses- an idea that could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432079/hk-touts-pay-we-use-water-deal
  9. CRE plans stake in Zhengzhou gas firm

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

    ... Denise Tsang China Resources Enterprise (CRE) is in talks to buy a stake in piped-gas supplier Zhengzhou Gas Holdings, the blue-chip conglomerate's latest attempt to move ... in Zhengzhou. But the deal has led to uncertainty about China Resources' expansion plans. The State Council-backed conglomerate is also focused on growing its mainland supermarket chains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429241/cre-plans-stake-zhengzhou-gas-firm
  10. New water deal likely to save $300 million a year

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The government is likely to save more than $300 million a year by buying less water from Guangdong, the Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works, Sarah Liao Sau-tung said yesterday. She said the government's negotiations with its Guangdong counterparts and the Ministry of Water Resources on reducing water supply from the Dongjiang, or East river, was reaching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434064/new-water-deal-likely-save-300-million-year

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