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  1. Minister warns of worsening water crisis

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Recent conservation efforts have done nothing to improve the country's water shortage, the minister of water resources said. Unless more stringent measures were adopted ... years. Mr Wang made the remarks at a meeting of the country's water resources officials in Zhengzhou, Henan province, yesterday, China News Service reported. His statements come ...

  2. Guangdong searches for more water

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... source of Hong Kong's water- and burgeoning growth in an area with a population of 40 million has put heavy pressure on supplies this year. A group of Guangdong water resources experts ... ,' said PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner Alfred Leung. Li Ming, a lecturer at Sun Yat-sen University's water resources and environment department, said a project to draw water from the Xijiang ...

  3. Water prices to surge amid shortage

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... governments across the country were looking at price rises to better conserve water. The mainland's per capita water resources are a quarter of the global average. 'The Chinese government ... Irene Wang Water charges in Beijing will more than double in the next two years to combat worsening shortages. The increases were announced yesterday by the State Administration ...

  4. Parched capital faces increase in water prices

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Affairs Bureau, which began operating on Wednesday. The body unites the city's former Bureau of Water Resources, the Water Supply Group, the Drainage Group and Water-Saving Office. ... the city's water resources to combat the worsening shortage, and turn Beijing into a water-saving city'. From next year, families will be charged according to banded rates for domestic water ...

  5. Water war erupts as the thirsty capital seeks to divert a river

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We're still discussing ways to resolve the problem with Beijing city with the help of the Ministry of Water Resources,' said Zhang Shuantang of the Hebei Water Conservancy Department. 'But so far no agreement has been reached.' Lang Honggang, a researcher at the Water Resources Survey Bureau of Hebei, said: 'If the water project goes ahead, 3 million people in nine ...

  6. Heatwave worsens Shenzhen's water woes

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... comes from the reservoirs. The other 3.2 million cubic metres comes from the Dongjiang, or East River. Liao Liyang, director of the Shenzhen Water Resources Bureau's flood-prevention ... of the bureau's water resources and hydrological department, told the Nanfang Daily that the reservoir supply would last only 33 days. Mr Luo said rising demand for water had also worsened the situation. ...

  7. New war on capital's water woes

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Bureau to manage supply, conservation Beijing has set up a bureau to manage the city's water resources in the hope of saving the drought-ridden capital at least 400 million ... the water price is inappropriate and no-one really cares about leaks. No one really takes responsibility for saving water,' a Ministry of Water Resources official told the Beijing News. ...

  8. Project to improve rural water quality

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... water-quality problems, says Li Yangbin, vice-director-general of the Ministry of Water Resources. Speaking after a conference yesterday, Mr Li said the project would target central and western regions. ... by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water Resources and the State Development Planning Commission. The central government will provide about 4.5 billion yuan in funding, with another 4.5 billion ...

  9. Mainland 'inefficient in use of water'

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to tackle the problem,' said Suo Li-sheng, a vice-minister of water resources. The Ministry of Water Resources said 465 cubic metres of water was consumed last year for every 10,000 yuan ... David Fang It may be no coincidence that people on the mainland must make do with a quarter the amount of water available to the average person- China's efficiency in water usage ...

  10. Three Gorges pollution is getting worse: report

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... that water quality had remained basically unchanged since the dam's reservoir was filled last year. The Yangtze Water Resources Commission, which is under the Ministry of Water Resources, said ... and bacteria from sewage dumped into the river. The commission said overall water quality declined to class IV in the third quarter from class III in the first half. The mainland rates water quality ...




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