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  1. Caps to be put on East River

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Guangdong plans to cap the water demands on the Dongjiang, or East River, which supplies drinking water to Hong Kong, and reorganise water resources for the cities along its banks, local media has reported. According to the provincial water resources department, a new scheme will soon be launched stipulating a maximum limit of 10.66 billion cubic metres a year, ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Water fears for 200,000 people More than 200,000 people in Guangdong are under the threat of a drinking water shortage as the province is hit by serious drought, Xinhua reported. It said the central government had sent a taskforce to Guangdong to help solve the problem. Guangdong Water Resources Department reported 133 reservoirs and 970 fishing ponds in the province had dried up. ...

  3. Guangdong searches for more water

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... source of Hong Kong's water- and burgeoning growth in an area with a population of 40 million has put heavy pressure on supplies this year. A group of Guangdong water resources experts ... ,' said PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner Alfred Leung. Li Ming, a lecturer at Sun Yat-sen University's water resources and environment department, said a project to draw water from the Xijiang ...

  4. Rising concern on Guangdong waste water

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on rivers, where three quarters of the province's waste water was discharged. A report on the quality of Guangdong's water resources for 2011, compiled by the provincial department of water resources, said more than 12.5 billion tonnes of waste water- 55 per cent of which was industrial, while the rest was domestic sewage- was produced across Guangdong, the Guangzhou Daily reported ...

  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Dongguan authorities admit water from Dongjiang not fit to drink

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... section but from further upstream. A study conducted by Dongguan's water resources bureau found that the quality of water in the river had worsened steadily in recent years, with most ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Dongjiang water not fit to drink Dongguan authorities have admitted for the first time that water from the city's section of the Dongjiang, or East River, ...

  6. 'Substantial' rise planned in Dongjiang water rates

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangdong plans to increase water prices for users along the Dongjiang, or East River, to encourage conservation, according to the provincial Water Resources Department. ... are also expected by 2010 for Guangdong's Xijiang (West River), Beijiang (North River) and Hanjiang to make better use of the province's water resources. But the department did not detail ...

  7. Sound Global eyes HK$1.5b in HK listing

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... prospectus. The nation's per capita water resources was 2,048 tonnes in 2008, less than 25 per cent of the world average, ranking the country 109th in the world in per capita water resources ... Toh Han Shih Sound Global, a Singapore-listed water treatment company, aims to raise as much as HK$1.46 billion from a secondary listing in Hong Kong. The target is four times more than ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Guangdong', July 16). We are exploring various initiatives regarding the utilisation and protection of local water resources. About one-third of Hong Kong, mostly within the country parks, is gazetted ... rainwater in areas outside the water gathering grounds for non-potable applications to boost utilisation of this resource. Regarding greater use of groundwater, hydro-geological studies revealed ...

  9. To avoid a future crisis, Hong Kong needs to come up with a water plan

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... promulgated the Opinion on Implementing a Strict System for Water Resources in February, which requested all local authorities to 'base their needs on and act according to water ... Hong Kong has survived many uncertainties and crises in the 15 years since the handover. However, we are still failing to plan ahead of time and think in a broader perspective. Water ...

  10. Another year of water shortages for Guangdong

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by factories along rivers and inefficient use of resources, Guangdong's water resources department said. 'Inefficiencies' meant that only 30 per cent of Guangdong's available river ... Guangdong's rivers to encourage conservation, according to the provincial Water Resources Department. The department will also cap water draws from the Dongjiang. Under the scheme, cities along ...




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