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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Babies' deaths underscore South African water supply problems

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bloemhof South African infrastructure not keeping up with rise in city dwellers Babies' deaths illustrate water scarcity Three babies who died from drinking tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africa's struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to a tiny white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556640/babies-deaths-underscore-south-african-water-supply-problems
  2. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 23, 2014

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 08:11am

    ... to visit sites that deify Mao or glorify the Chinese Communist party. Water price reforms in China |Source: China Economic Watch Chinese businesses – often paying 1.5 times higher prices than ... |Source: International Business Times Xi signs Venezuela resource deals on LatAm blitz |Source: AFP Xi visits Chavez's mausoleum to pay respect to China's 'great friend' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1557410/posts-daily-china-news-round-july-23-2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Letters

    Harcourt Road water pumping station relocation complies with heritage impact assessment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... with the project for relocating Harcourt Road water pumping station. Since the announcement of the new heritage conservation policy in the chief executive's policy address in 2007, the government has ... their operations will affect any heritage sites. The project for relocating the Harcourt Road water pumping station has followed strictly in accordance with this mechanism and the assessment has identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1555880/harcourt-road-water-pumping-station-relocation-complies-heritage
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com Tiny device may clean your water without cleaning out your bank account Scientists invent new water purifier A research team ... costly HK$5,000 medical-grade filters that have to be changed every few weeks- and even make it into homes. "The major motivation behind this is that we typically find water from treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Station- is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon. In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take ... revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, said Jason Crusan, director of Nasa's advanced exploration systems. "But to understand the extent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former civil servant on trial for pouring hot water on Bangladeshi maid

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 07:27pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman allegedly assaulted Bangladeshi helper after she found a cup of water not hot enough Ex-civil servant 'poured hot water on maid's chest' A former civil servant allegedly poured hot water on a Bangladeshi maid, causing her to suffer burns to her chest, the District Court heard yesterday. Au Wai-chun, 61, pleaded not guilty to one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555627/former-civil-servant-trial-pouring-hot-water-bangladeshi-maid-court
  9. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    China's South-North Water Diversion Project threatens fish farmers' livelihoods

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com A huge project to bring water to nation's arid north also threatens the livelihood of those who fish and farm along its route Flooded with progress You ... the rush of water? She dips her boat into the water near where officials installed a sluice gate, which controls water levels. Adjacent to the gate is the starting point of a 1,467km effort to draw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512107/chinas-south-north-water-diversion-project-threatens-fish-farmers
  10. 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

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