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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 - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    City must reduce reliance on Dongjiang water, John Tsang says

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Stuart Lau

    ... demand for the resource, Tsang wrote in his weekly blog post yesterday. "While Hong Kong's drinking water supply is currently stable, residents easily overlook the risk concerning ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 'Reduce reliance on Guangdong water' Seawater desalination is an important future source of water supply for Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461148/city-must-reduce-reliance-dongjiang-water-john-tsang-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Creating opportunities takes resources

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai Offering everyone a chance to realise their goals would be preferable to budget sweeteners Creating opportunities takes resources Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah ... in his policy address, and we would like to see the financial secretary allocate sufficient resources towards achieving the goals. Tsang also referred to estimates reached by a working group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436475/creating-opportunities-takes-resources
  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Scrap policy that gives free water to Hong Kong households, say experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:53am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... water 'a drain on resources' A decades-old policy that gives each household 36,000 litres of fresh water for free every year should be reviewed, experts advised ahead of World Water ... increasingly inclined towards dissent and protest. Dongjiang water resources advisory committee member Dr Man Chi-sum said the free-water policy should be kept as it could encourage users to save ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453867/call-curb-flow-free-water-hong-kong-households
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Station- is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take ... revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, said Jason Crusan, director of Nasa's advanced exploration systems. "But to understand the extent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  8. News - World - RESOURCES

    UN fears developing nations will spark global shortage of clean water

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... earth's limited resources. Asia would become the biggest hot spot for conflict over water extraction, where water sources straddle national borders. "Areas of conflict include the Aral Sea ... Agence France-Presse Surging appetite for fresh water and electricity- especially in developing countries- threatens to put 40pc of the world under 'severe stress' Asia hot spot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454229/un-fears-developing-nations-will-spark-global-shortage-clean-water
  9. News - Hong Kong - RESOURCES

    Property owners 'paying for water supply through rates'

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Critics of plan to raise water tariffs say property rates would then have to be cut as owners are offsetting HK$1 billion in government costs Property owners 'paying for water supply through rates' Property owners who are indirectly financing the freshwater supply by paying general property rates should be entitled to a refund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455644/property-owners-paying-water-supply-through-rates
  10. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    ICAC erases references to fired China Resources boss Song Lin

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by LANA LAM AND KEIRA LU HUANG

    ... Lana Lam and Keira Lu Huang Watchdog erases references to disgraced China Resources boss, who was head of ethics panel ICAC quickly distances itself from Song Lin Hong Kong's graft watchdog was quick to distance itself from fired China Resources boss Song Lin, erasing from its website references to his role as head of its ethics committee. Bosses at the Independent Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1490098/icac-erases-references-fired-china-resources-boss-song-lin

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