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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. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ..., Chen Lei, to talk about the precious resource. Part of that includes sharing the experiences of Australia, where water supplies in the Murray-Darling Basin - known as the country's food ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australia sends minister to break ice with China Australia wants to help the Chinese government turn its water into cash, and join forces with Beijing to find ...

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    Pollution in China affects more than 50pc of underground water

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 07:08pm by Staff Reporter

    ... that 55 per cent of the underground water of Chinese cities is rated level four or five on Thursday, quoting a study by the Ministry of Land and Resources. The programme about environmental ... ministry and water resources ministry hindered government efforts. Water pollution came under the spotlight this week when local residents in Zhejiang challenged environmental officials to swim ...

  6. 60pc of Yellow River's water unfit to drink

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Water Resources Commission. 'Level three means the water is tolerable for drinking, which means it's still safe to drink after certain treatment,' said Ma Jun, head ... Ting Shi The health of China's second-longest river is worsening, with 60 per cent of the Yellow River's water now unfit to drink. The rate of its deterioration is alarming, ...

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    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... reservoir, which connects to Jinhai Lake, Beijing’s major water resource. Officials of Urban Management Bureau who were supposed to oversee the site could not be reached for comment, the report said. ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, ...

  8. Upgraded purification system boosts Sha Tin sewage plant

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... in 2007, alongside reducing water consumption, protecting water resources and exploring new ones. Cleaning up The sewage treatment plant uses state-of-the-art technology The total cost, in HK ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong's biggest sewage-treatment plant is capable of recycling about 1,000 cubic metres of water a day, thanks to an upgraded purification system. The 28-hectare Sha ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hunan villagers refuse to drink tap water deemed 'safe'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Clean, unpolluted water has become an increasingly scarce resource in many parts of China, but lately so has trust. About 20,000 residents from the town of Changshou in Hunan province’s Pingjiang county have refused to drink local tap water for years despite quality control tests showing no evidence of contamination, the People’s Daily reported ...

  10. Reforms loom for resources pricing

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and trigger social unrest. Mr Ma said the government would continue to reform the pricing mechanism for resources, including oil, natural gas and water. 'The reform is irreversible. Anyway, ... Jane Cai in Beijing The mainland's heavy reliance on cheap energy, minerals and land was set to change with steady reforms to resource pricing, a top planner said yesterday, ...




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