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  1. 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, ...

  2. Study urges HK rethink on water amid climate change

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the precious resource, a local think tank says. Hong Kong and Macau should be involved with the Pearl River Water Resources Commission and work with other delta cities to avoid future conflicts ... in the Pearl River Basin and Hong Kong', was released yesterday. The study says as the PRD basin is one of a few relatively healthy river systems on the mainland, regional water resources ...

  3. Beijing's water plan doesn't go far enough, critics say

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the traditional engineering approach to a more holistic and resources-oriented one in managing its water resources. ADB supports the Chinese government's emphasis on water conservation reform ... of urban wastewater. This year it will also work with the ministry on a policy study of urban stormwater management and disaster prevention. The studies support water resource management, flood ...

  4. Underground water quality declining fast

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan About 70 million people in China rely on underground water which is not up to government hygiene standards and half of urban underground water resources are polluted, ... to the study, 63 per cent of the country's total underground water resources were still suitable for human consumption and 17 per cent suitable after treatment. The remaining 20 per cent was too ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Minister warns of worsening water crisis

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Recent conservation efforts have done nothing to improve the country's water shortage, the minister of water resources said. Unless more stringent measures were adopted ... years. Mr Wang made the remarks at a meeting of the country's water resources officials in Zhengzhou, Henan province, yesterday, China News Service reported. His statements come ...

  7. We must save water to save the planet

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... That's not only because there are fewer fish but also less, or even no, water. Hong Kong had water rationing from the 1960s until the 1980s, when we negotiated a deal with the mainland to import water from the Dongjiang, or East River. Although 'no-water' days seem quite distant in Hong Kong, in some parts of the world such as North Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, ...

  8. Claws out as watchdog flexes green muscles

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... over pollution controls on the Huai River. The Ministry of Water Resources hit back, accusing Sepa of creating unnecessary public attention. The rare public spat between key government bodies ... departments. A senior Ministry of Water Resources official yesterday said Sepa's revelation of their differences over the standards that should be used in cleaning up the heavily polluted Huai ...

  9. Diversion won't end water crisis, report says

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of water resources, estimated the cost at 149 billion yuan. Today, those costs have almost tripled to double the 180 billion yuan spent on the world's previous biggest infrastructure project, ... Adams, pointing to the Three Gorges Dam, which ended up several times costlier than original estimates. In 2008, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Beijing municipal government announced 24 ...

  10. Mainland 'inefficient in use of water'

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to tackle the problem,' said Suo Li-sheng, a vice-minister of water resources. The Ministry of Water Resources said 465 cubic metres of water was consumed last year for every 10,000 yuan ... David Fang It may be no coincidence that people on the mainland must make do with a quarter the amount of water available to the average person- China's efficiency in water usage ...




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