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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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong to pay 20pc more for Guangdong water; impact on bills unclear

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... of supply interruption. He said a pay-as-you-draw approach would put Hong Kong at a disadvantage in the competition for water resources between the numerous cities in the Pearl River Delta. The new ... the Dongjiang past the HK$5 mark. Dr Man Chi-sum, an adviser to the government on water resources, said the city lacked bargaining power in negotiating over water. "Before we can buy less water ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Tokyo moved this week to take advantage of UN recommendation to add two areas to its exclusive economic zone, covering 177,000 sq km Natural resources worth ... – in large part due to objections raised by China and North Korea – preliminary research in the Pacific suggests that the region holds a treasure trove of resources, including vast amounts of rare ...

  4. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Congested Kwai Tsing port suffering from huge traffic jam on water

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by JING YANG

    ... as an important part of the economy, and devoted money, time and resources to grow the cluster," the report said. Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority established the Maritime Cluster Fund ...

  5. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Water engineer passionate about saving major southern China rivers

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by He Huifeng

    ... rapidly. Glacial water will replenish rivers in the short term, but as the resource diminishes, drought will begin to dominate the river reaches. Melting glaciers will pose severe threats to local ... his expertise to save rivers Xiong Yang, 54, is a water-treatment engineer who is passionate about preserving vital rivers. In a nationwide event to promote awareness of river conservation, ...

  6. News - China

    New channel in huge south-north water transfer project to bring relief to parched Beijing

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:24pm

    ... capita water resources by 50 cubic metres, or nearly half, according to Jiang Chunqin from Beijing’s water transfer office. After 11 years, construction of the 80 km long channels in the Beijing ... The diverted water is critical in replenishing the city’s water resources. However, the capital will still face an increasing gap between water supply and demand in the long run, Jiang admitted. ...

  7. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Guangdong floats plan to divert Xijiang water to its eastern cities

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... was still in the planning stages. It would need the approval of the central government and the Ministry of Water Resources in Beijing. "There are a lot of things that we can not determine ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Plan to divert Xijiang water to east PRD cities The Guangdong government is planning to send water from the Xijiang, or the West River, to Dongguan ...

  8. 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- ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - VENUES

    Kai Tak gets enthusiastic response for a new water sports centre to be built

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 12:52am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the HKWSC is confident that a strong case can also be made for the water sports centre. "This is a unique resource for the city in terms of a sheltered water environment right on the harbour, ... test run A new water sports centre in the heart of the city could come into existence as soon as next year after a trial run last weekend by more than 200 paddlers from rowing, canoeing ...

  10. 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 ...




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