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  1. Pressure on river spells the end of our low water bills

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with such gay abandon. Hong Kong has few water resources of its own. Although the government embarked on a major programme of reservoir construction in the 1970s, earmarking almost a third of the territory's land area for water catchment, today Hong Kong is able to meet only about a quarter of its demand for water from its own resources. The rest, around 700 million tonnes a year, is piped ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tibetan mineral water firm seeks HK$1.6b IPO

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lhasa-based mineral water company Tibet 5100 Water Resources is braving an ebbing stock market to raise up to HK$1.6 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong. The first Tibetan ... Water Resources is often called China's Evian, with its bottles priced five to six times other domestic mineral water products on the mainland. It says the water is sourced from a unique ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. Out-of-date water policy will leave us high and dry

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to worry about water, it is time to move discussions over this precious resource higher up our agenda. First, we have to give up the idea that we don't have to worry about water. Water ... will pour millions of cubic metres of water into the ocean, just as we do every year. Recent statistics have indicated that Hong Kong people, who generally claim to be more environmentally conscious ...

  8. HK$2b more to import water

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a precious resource, it costs us just several dollars for 1,000 litres of tap water. But at the same time, one litre of bottled water costs just the same.' The first 12 cubic metres for domestic ... supplies through water recycling, collection of rainwater and use of grey water. The department said it would announce a water management plan to ensure stable supplies and conserve resources. One ...

  9. HK touts pay-as-we-use water deal

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislators the new proposal would benefit both sides. 'Based on the principle of conserving precious water resources, we suggest cutting the water supply to relieve pressure on the ecology ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment chief says the proposal, which would see ceiling on supply scrapped, could reduce waste Hong Kong has proposed paying only for water it uses- an idea that could ...

  10. New water deal likely to save $300 million a year

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The government is likely to save more than $300 million a year by buying less water from Guangdong, the Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works, Sarah Liao Sau-tung said yesterday. She said the government's negotiations with its Guangdong counterparts and the Ministry of Water Resources on reducing water supply from the Dongjiang, or East river, was reaching ...




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