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  1. News - China

    New study shows dramatic fall in number of rivers in China

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 02:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Landmark census reveals new statistics about mainland’s water resources The number of rivers in China with catchment areas of at least 100 square kilometres has dropped by more than 50 per cent compared with 60 years ago, a landmark survey on national water resources reveals. China’s Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday released its first ever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1200961/new-study-shows-dramatic-fall-number-rivers-china
  2. News - China - ENERGY

    Between a desert and a dry place: Beijing's green projects drain scarce water resources

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by Li Jing

    ... could drain already scarce water resources in the country's drylands in the northwest, eroding land and causing more sandstorms. "If water depletion continues … not only will the local ... at the US-based World Resources Institute (WRI), says. To make things worse, the coal-abundant northwest, where the gas projects are based, already experiences chronic water shortages. Five provinces- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1363990/between-desert-and-dry-place-beijings-green-projects-drain-scarce-water
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... is already being used as an instrument of war. One could claim that controlling water resources in Iraq is even more important than controlling the oil refineries, especially in summer. Control ... The Guardian Rivers and dams a matter of life and death in arid region, say analysts Control of water key to Iraq, Syria conflicts The outcome of the Iraq and Syrian conflicts may rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Group's quest to find the gems amid murky waters of mainland charities

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to wade into the murky waters and try to uncover some gems. They have set up non-profit organisation Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) to offer university students opportunities to learn about how ... foundations are still the only organisations able to raise funds publicly. Lau says this has prevented resources from being channelled to the right places, and many grassroots charities suffer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546696/groups-quest-find-gems-amid-murky-waters-mainland-charities
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bickering nations could develop resources together

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... measures to safeguard resources; its moving its most advanced oil rig to waters near the Paracel Islands on May 1 led to clashes between accompanying vessels and a flotilla of Vietnamese boats. ... SCMP Editorial Bickering nations could join forces South China Sea waters have become worryingly choppy, with Vietnam and the Philippines confronting China over alleged maritime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512274/bickering-nations-could-develop-resources-together
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's water resources going down the drain

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by SU LIU

    ... Su Liu Su Liu says the government must raise conservation awareness and take measures to minimise waste of the city's precious water resources Down the drain The Environment Bureau ... resources after use and become a more sustainable society. However, the blueprint does not include the most critical and recyclable resource of all- our limited water resources. According to a Water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1290553/hong-kongs-water-resources-going-down-drain
  7. Business - Economy

    Water wars pit thirsty Dakotas against barges for Missouri flow

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:21pm

    ... The Missouri River has blessed and cursed Kevin Schmidt, alternately nourishing or overrunning his farmland. This year its water saved his cows, and it may do so again next year if a lack of rain dries out his soil. The river sustains farmers and ranchers in its upper basin, 1,000 miles from where shippers are pushing to have more of its water released into the drought-depleted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1098061/water-wars-pit-thirsty-dakotas-against-barges-missouri-flow
  8. Xylem's solutions protect precious water resources

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 05:26pm by Jacinta Plucinski and Anna Mori

    ... Jacinta Plucinski and Anna Mori Discovery Reports Water is undoubtedly a valuable resource. Global water technology company Xylem advocates efficient water and wastewater transport and usage to protect water resources. The HK$24.9-billion company addresses the full water cycle through its products and services that are essential in collecting, distributing and using water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1061721/xylems-solutions-protect-precious-water-resources
  9. Business - Commodities - LAWSUITS

    Citic Resources sues for return of metals stored at Qingdao port

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Resources Holdings has launched legal action against the warehouse operator at Qingdao port for its missing alumina and copper stocks. Citic said in an update to the Hong Kong stock exchange ... portal Caixin said Decheng and its parent, Dezheng Resources, borrowed 14.8 billion yuan (HK$18.5 billion) from mainland banks. The size of the potential losses foreign banks are facing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1549979/citic-resources-sues-return-metals-stored-qingdao-port
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hongkongers urged to spend a minute less in shower to save 10 litres of water a day

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the world, including Singapore and London. "We would need to develop more water resources while cutting our water consumption so that we can be in a better position to tackle any uncertainties ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A minute less in the shower can save 10 litres of fresh water a day, development chief says Residents urged to tap into water saving habits Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515060/hongkongers-urged-spend-minute-less-shower-save-10-litres-water-day

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