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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Scientists fear dam would harm ancient wonder

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... channels, which are used to this day. The proposal to dam the Min river is backed by the Sichuan Water Resources Bureau, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Dujiangyan Administrative Bureau. Officials of the water resources bureau reportedly said they had already invested more than 7 billion yuan (HK$6.58 billion) in a water-control and power-generation project and feared losing more ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Mediator may be enlisted to settle river row

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... representatives, led by Indian Water Resources Minister Arjun Charan Sethi and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Hafizuddin Ahmed. Bangladesh vehemently opposes the 5.6 trillion rupee (HK$949 billion) Indian ... The failure of India and Bangladesh to resolve a bitter row over water has opened up the possibility of international mediation to break the deadlock. Bilateral ties between Hindu India ...

  9. Beijing struggles to cope with drought

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the municipal People's Congress to conduct an on-the-spot study last Thursday of city suburbs, where they were briefed by officials from local water resources departments about the drought, local ... would remain low throughout next month. Officials from the Beijing Water Resources Department declined to comment on the reports, but said it would release its own figures soon. 'Some ...

  10. Power plant closure a warning for Three Gorges

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the acid-laced reservoir and the region's rice output dropped, as did the quality of drinking water. Water resources expert Huang Guanhua said: 'The Three Gorges project is facing the same ... The Shilongba Hydropower Station opened 91 years ago on the shores of Dianchi Lake, 45km from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan. Now it lies dormant, forced to close after the problem of polluted water ...




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