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  1. Higher water bills will encourage consumers to save precious resource

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For 15 years, Hong Kong residents have enjoyed some of the lowest water charges in the world. However, we are using too much water and our consumption rate keeps increasing. The government should end the freeze on water tariffs to encourage consumers to be less wasteful. Of course consumers do not want to pay higher bills. The freeze has been in force since 1995 and this has kept ...

  2. Drought strengthens critics of project to divert west's water

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the Yangtze River northwards each year along three routes- in western, central and eastern China- has suffered a series of delays since it started in 2002. Although water resources authorities often ... said frequent extreme weather, such as the crippling drought, would force policymakers to rethink how to tap water resources and proceed with greater caution. 'It is time to review ...

  3. Water in cracked dam quickly discharged, to residents' relief

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a report posted on the website of the Water Resources Ministry, the earth-rock dam had held back 3 million cubic metres of water. It said the risk to local residents had ended and local officials were examining the safety levels of other water resources projects in Yushu county. The county's electricity supply was cut from about 8am after the quake forced all small hydropower ...

  4. Hotels, baths deprive nation's first geothermal plant of hot water

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... 5,000 tonnes of hot water a day, but can generate just 1,000 kilowatts of electricity, due to a shortage of hot spring water. A deputy chief from the county's land resources bureau said ... from the authorities. The township government says it's difficult to manage hot spring sources because both the water resources and land resources bureaus have administrative rights, ...

  5. Sound Global eyes HK$1.5b in HK listing

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... prospectus. The nation's per capita water resources was 2,048 tonnes in 2008, less than 25 per cent of the world average, ranking the country 109th in the world in per capita water resources ... Toh Han Shih Sound Global, a Singapore-listed water treatment company, aims to raise as much as HK$1.46 billion from a secondary listing in Hong Kong. The target is four times more than ...

  6. Stop before you gulp

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... no safe drinking water. Within 20 years, global water requirements will reach 6,900 billion cubic metres. This will be 40 per cent more than today's accessible water resources, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group's 2009 report, and some developing countries will only have less than half the water they actually need. But based on an estimated mid-single digit growth rate ...

  7. Drought made worse by poor planning

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... drought in a century even more damaging. According to figures from the Ministry of Water Resources, more than half the farmland on the mainland- 63.9 million out of 122 million hectares- lacks ... rich water resources. In Yunnan, the average water resource per person is more than 10,000 cubic metres, four times the national average. Shen Dajun, a researcher at the China Institute ...

  8. The water crisis

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... caps. Water is what scientists call a limited resource. We need it, but there is only so much of it. And the world population is growing every day. Only half the people in the world have access ... That will be finished some day. Pollution is making the situation worse. China has 20 per cent of the world's population. But it only has about 7 per cent of the world's water resources. The mainland ...

  9. Disaster warning over plan to link rivers

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... involved, the sharing of scarce water resources and its negative environmental impact. Professor Chen Xiaohong, who heads Sun Yat-sen University's department of water resources and environment, ... a canal just for that. It will do more damage than good to the regional economy. Water resources and the ecological system around it will be under threat. It's just not worth it.' ...

  10. Pearl River's source now 'almost dry'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is praying to the sky for water.' Qian Yan, deputy director of the Drought and Flood Relief Department at the Pearl River Water Resource Committee, which is under the Ministry of Water Resources, said yesterday that the drought was having a significant impact on water flows to Guangdong from the west. Water flow to the Tianshengqiao No1 Hydropower Station, at the first major ...




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