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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. Higher water bills will encourage consumers to save precious resource

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For 15 years, Hong Kong residents have enjoyed some of the lowest water charges in the world. However, we are using too much water and our consumption rate keeps increasing. The government should end the freeze on water tariffs to encourage consumers to be less wasteful. Of course consumers do not want to pay higher bills. The freeze has been in force since 1995 and this has kept ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 'An almost impossible task but we'll try'

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appear calm and tranquil, but to scientists and engineers they pose a looming threat. I was with an 88-member squad from the Liaoning Water Resources Department yesterday. The team, one of 13 sent by the Ministry of Water Resources, has been repairing dams and dredging waterways in Sichuan for a week, racing against time before the flooding season arrives. 'Rainfall will raise ...

  6. Low Macau areas escape harm

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... government's Ministry of Water Resources delayed releasing floodwaters from the Qianshan Dam on the Xijiang, a tributary of the Pearl River. It had been scheduled to open the floodgates at 10am ... Freda Wan Low-lying areas in Macau escaped flooding yesterday. Marine Department chief Wong Soi-man had expected water levels to surge to 3.5 to 4 metres, predicting possible flooding ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Water projects the priority after bad year for droughts, floods

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research. Droughts and floods last year were the worst since 1998. Poor village irrigation is considered a major contributor ... vehicles, reading materials on water resources, training and so on.' Qiu agreed that since it's hard to assign responsibility to the government for damage caused by floods and droughts, ...

  9. Heatwave worsens Shenzhen's water woes

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... comes from the reservoirs. The other 3.2 million cubic metres comes from the Dongjiang, or East River. Liao Liyang, director of the Shenzhen Water Resources Bureau's flood-prevention ... of the bureau's water resources and hydrological department, told the Nanfang Daily that the reservoir supply would last only 33 days. Mr Luo said rising demand for water had also worsened the situation. ...

  10. Scientists fear dam would harm ancient wonder

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... channels, which are used to this day. The proposal to dam the Min river is backed by the Sichuan Water Resources Bureau, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Dujiangyan Administrative Bureau. Officials of the water resources bureau reportedly said they had already invested more than 7 billion yuan (HK$6.58 billion) in a water-control and power-generation project and feared losing more ...




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