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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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

    HSBC releases base metal pledged for US$30m loan to Zhong Jun Resources

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by CHIMA SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Registry documents show lender released base metals that backed US$30m facility for Zhong Jun, a firm linked to Qingdao port scandal HSBC releases metal pledged for loan HSBC has released base metals used as collateral for commodity financing by Zhong Jun Resources, according to Company Registry documents obtained yesterday. Zhong Jun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1558519/hsbc-releases-base-metal-pledged-us30m-loan-zhong-jun-resources
  10. Technological innovation unlocks promise of resource

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:07pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... NOx emissions in half during test trials. It is now rolling out flue gas recirculation on a commercial basis. To reduce the amount of water required to make steam, the company has also developed the blowdown boiler. A typical boiler turns about 80 per cent of its feedwater into steam. By running the leftover water, known as blowdown water, through a secondary boiler, Cenovus has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434105/technological-innovation-unlocks-promise-resource

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