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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. Water fee review may mean higher bills

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no immediate plan to increase water tariffs. 'Water is a scarce resource. It is also the responsibility of Hong Kong to manage our water resources 'In many other places, there are studies ... Ng Kang-chung Families- especially wasteful ones- may have to dig deeper to pay their water bills in future as the government moves to control use through charges. A review that would end ...

  3. China Resources sticks to buying plan on flat growth

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen China Resources Enterprise, the state-backed consumer business conglomerate, said it will continue to undertake acquisitions within its core sectors of retail, beer, food ... rise,' Tse said. China Resources has been aiming to brand itself as China's flagship consumer business company. The company said in August it would spend up to HK$5.5 billion on acquisitions ...

  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. Cherish every single drop

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to buy water from Dongguan many years ago, and there was a surplus which was wasted every year. Unfortunately, water supplies are running dry. Water is becoming a scarce resource. We should ... lessons we're often taught that water is an infinite resource. This is just not true. It is definitely a finite resource. There is only a certain amount of water on earth at any given time. ...

  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 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 ...

  8. Academics win award for more accurate flood forecast system

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... so that operators can better monitor distribution of water resources. Liaoning province nominated the project in the competition for the national honour. ... water-level forecasts for only 70 to 80 per cent of the time. 'Floods cannot be avoided entirely, but it's a matter of predicting when it will happen and the severity of it so ...

  9. Lack of water a major threat to development

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing A severe shortage of natural resources, especially water, on the mainland will hinder the central government's ambitious plan to speed up the urbanisation ... sufficient water, with very severe shortages in more than 200, posing an unprecedented challenge to the country's development. 'Shortage of natural resources, and water in particular, ...

  10. Bill on polluted lake up for public review

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... worst water crises. 'The new regulation is a step forward in managing the water resources of an inter-provincial lake and curbing pollution, and the experience can be used for other rivers ... environmentalists' concerns over the effects of a costly clean-up led by the government. Three years ago, massive algal outbreaks in the lake choked sources of drinking water for millions of people ...




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