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  1. Water wastage will soon leave China high and dry

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

    ... healthcare or education. The root of the problem is bad pricing. With fresh water resources estimated at just 2,200 cubic metres (or tonnes) per head, China is much shorter of water than most other ... and householders enjoy some of the cheapest water in the world. The result is rampantly inefficient water use. In the country's arid north, where resources are estimated at just 750 cubic metres per ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... 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, ...

  3. Don't waste the Earth's precious resources

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Earth's precious resources. Making sure that we don't waste paper is a good point, and something that we can all begin doing. The same can be said for electricity- we don't need to run air-conditioners on high all day, and remember to turn out the light when you leave a room. We should also not waste water. By becoming aware of these three resources- paper, electricity and water- you ...

  4. Water, water everywhere

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Water Resource Education Exhibition, a play and instruction area aimed at children. Washing machines, dishwashers, showers, toilets and kitchen sinks stand beside Monopoly-style board games ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei Taipei's water department takes its work very, very seriously. It provides 3.2 million residents with 2.5 million cubic metres of drinkable water a day. ...

  5. China Urban Resources eyes HK$150m IPO by year-end

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... to cities. Along the way there will be numerous business opportunities for companies engaged in urban planning, property, expressways and water and power utilities. Mr Jao said China Urban Resources ... Carol Chan Firm wants cash to invest in projects or businesses related to China's fast-expanding development China Urban Resources Opportunity Investment says it plans to raise ...

  6. Appel wants more resources to aid training

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that the body is talking to the government about the possibility of getting additional facilities. 'There are two water sports centres run by the LCSD at St Stephen's beach and on the main ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Conservation urged to ease water crisis

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... according to the nation's top water resources official. Minister of Water Resources Wang Shucheng warned the country faced a daunting task in tackling the worsening nationwide water crisis, ... and the over-exploitation of the country's water resources made the crisis even worse, he said. ...

  9. China can show world how to conserve water

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dwindling water resources by petroleum byproducts. China can offer trade, aid and investment to other countries to secure oil supplies. Keeping enough clean water flowing at home is a more troubling ... painted by officials is what claims attention. The country's top water-resources official dismissed hopes that the massive Three Gorges Dam and ambitious water-diversion projects will relieve ...

  10. Australia, China get together to save water

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen The mainland and Australian governments have established a bilateral research centre with bases in Beijing and Melbourne, focusing on better management of water resources ... by leading professor on hydrology and water resources, Xia Jun. The two organisations will engage in separate research but share outcomes and innovations. At the launch of the Melbourne centre, ...




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