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  1. Beijing to make better use of water resources

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei pledged yesterday that the central government would make better use of water resources and promised the 'most stringent management and regulations ever' to address water shortages and pollution. Mr Chen's statement, released on the Ministry of Water Resources website yesterday, is regarded by some mainland water experts ...

  2. 37,000 dams at risk of collapsing, warns water resources chief

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A particularly wet spring is threatening nearly half of the dams in China because they are already 'quite sick', according to the mainland's water chief. Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei raised the alert to emergency management agencies, the department said. Mr Chen said that more than 37,000 dams, or 43 per cent of the mainland's total, ...

  3. Project to quench Beijing's thirst

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provinces, state media reported. Wu Jisong, director of the Water Resources Department under the Ministry of Water Resources, said the project was a test of the Programme on Sustainable Water Resource Use in the early 21st Century. Under the programme, the Cetian and Dong Yulin reservoirs in Shanxi will supply between 60 million and 90 million cubic metres of water to Beijing every year ...

  4. Save water- it's a precious resource

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bobsy Seventy per cent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, and water makes up 70 per cent of our bodies. Life on Earth is dependent on water. Last week's chemical factory disaster on the mainland is testament to this. The water supply in Harbin has been turned off, creating chaos in the city. We cannot live for more than three days without water. Yet we continue ...

  5. Source of HK drinking water safeguarded

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jiangxi pledges to halt environmental degeneration and to protect resources Hong Kong's drinking water will be protected at its source after Jiangxi province passed a regulation to protect forest and water resources, according to Xinhua. The province said it would force its counties in the valleys of the Dongjiang, or East River, to stop any environmental degeneration within ...

  6. Beijing faces major water shortage until at least 2014

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Service reported yesterday. Work on the huge South-North Water Diversion Project had been delayed and Beijing would not be able to use water resources from the Yangtze River until at least 2014. ... Cheng Jing, head of Beijing's water resources bureau, was quoted as saying on Sunday. The project is designed to divert supplies from the water-rich south of the country, mainly ...

  7. Tap water falls short of standard

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about the need to protect water resources, mainland media have said. The China News Service said only 72.5 per cent of tap water in Guangzhou and 94.9 per cent in Shenzhen met provincial ... factories relocating to less developed areas over the past two years as part of a provincial industrial restructuring programme, environmental experts are concerned that more water resources might ...

  8. 1950s-built dams in danger of collapsing

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Hohai University professor of water resources based in Nanjing, attributes the problem to a lack of maintenance. Professor Shen said many of the dams, built in the 1950s, required large-scale ... Ministry of Water Resources study found that of the mainland's 84,000 dams used to generate electricity and irrigate farms, nearly 40 per cent had safety risks. About 3,500 dams had collapsed ...

  9. 'Environment' is still a dirty word

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in securing clean water resources. Vice-Mayor Liu Ruifeng said last week Shenzhen had achieved only '40 per cent' of the environmental policy objectives set in 1997. It originally planned ... a water resources preservation symposium organised by the Shenzhen Planning Bureau this month that the city needed to start preparing for its long-term water security. Mr Zhang warned ...

  10. China can show world how to conserve water

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dwindling water resources by petroleum byproducts. China can offer trade, aid and investment to other countries to secure oil supplies. Keeping enough clean water flowing at home is a more troubling ... painted by officials is what claims attention. The country's top water-resources official dismissed hopes that the massive Three Gorges Dam and ambitious water-diversion projects will relieve ...




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