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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Karachi A surging population, an ageing supply system and drought has left Pakistan's biggest city facing a water shortage that's only getting worse Karachi's thirst for water unquenched On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tyres and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: they want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580399/karachis-thirst-water-unquenched
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674281/beijing-make-better-use-water-resources
  3. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679532/37000-dams-risk-collapsing-warns-water-resources-chief
  4. Technological innovation unlocks promise of resource

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:07pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... NOx emissions in half during test trials. It is now rolling out flue gas recirculation on a commercial basis. To reduce the amount of water required to make steam, the company has also developed the blowdown boiler. A typical boiler turns about 80 per cent of its feedwater into steam. By running the leftover water, known as blowdown water, through a secondary boiler, Cenovus has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434105/technological-innovation-unlocks-promise-resource
  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: The real cost of water scarcity

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: The real cost of water scarcity Mainland water is widely regarded as an underpriced asset, given the huge demand and its relative scarcity. The mainland has about 7 per cent of the world's water yet uses about 16 per cent of it- a trend that is only likely to increase. Polluted water creates an additional stress on the system. The increase in polluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1579493/chart-day-real-cost-water-scarcity
  6. News - Hong Kong

    HKUST scientists invent new water purification system on trial in Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Michelle Toh michelle.toh@scmp.com HKUST invents new system to purify water Local researchers have teamed up with a private electroplating firm in Shenzhen to test out a filtering ... of a material known as zero-valent iron to remove metals that can cause disease. "After wastewater treatment, if the water meets a discharged standard, it can be sent to the river," said Lo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577879/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purification-system-trial-shenzhen
  7. FUNDRAISING

    Mainland business moguls, celebrities catch 'ice-water fever' at the weekend

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:04pm by LAURA ZHOU; PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... ice water was dumped on their heads to raise money for research on ALS, a disease of the nervous system that leads to paralysis and popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Videos ... OnePlus, shared what he called “China’s first ice bucket challenge” on Sunday. He called on three household names in the domestic information technology industry to either pour the ice water over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1576055/mainland-business-moguls-celebrities-catch-ice-water-fever-weekend
  8. Save water- it's a precious resource

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bobsy Seventy per cent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, and water makes up 70 per cent of our bodies. Life on Earth is dependent on water. Last week's chemical factory disaster on the mainland is testament to this. The water supply in Harbin has been turned off, creating chaos in the city. We cannot live for more than three days without water. Yet we continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526899
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... off Kowloon Bay last week. Coral experts said while the species was not uncommon in local waters, they were not aware of it having been found so close to the central harbour before. However, ... coral entangled in the net. "We never expected to see this coming out of the water," Tsang Kin-sing, who was among the activists on board, said. "We released it back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  10. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Rescuers to work non-stop to lower dangerous barrier lake in Yunnan quake zone

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Nectar Gan

    ... season, and heavy rains may fall at any time. Once the barrier burst, it will cause huge damages,” Li Shengang, an expert from Ministry of Water Resources was quoted by Xinhua as saying. The water ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Rising waters threaten 39,000 residents and more than 2,700 hectares of farmland Bid to drain barrier lake formed by quake Rescuers are digging a canal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1569331/rescuers-work-non-stop-lower-barrier-lake-yunnan-quake-zone

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