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  1. Pool showers drain on resources

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Michael Au Some public swimming pools are operating inefficient showers that spray out as much as 14 litres of water per minute, an inspection by the South China Morning Post has found. Visits to five local pool complexes found shower heads tested at two complexes failed to attain the top performing standards in water efficiency, while another two only just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014155/pool-showers-drain-resources
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong cannot afford the false luxury of wasting water

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by SU LIU

    ... Su Liu Su Liu calls for holistic management of Hong Kong's water resources, which means officials must do more to capture and recycle wastage A closed loop In his policy address last ... say about a sustainable water policy for sustained economic growth? Almost nothing. The "total water management" strategy launched in 2008 governs Hong Kong's water resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1411856/hong-kong-cannot-afford-false-luxury-wasting-water
  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Do graft-busters have a new tiger in their sights?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The downfall of China Resources chief Song Lin has drawn attention to the 'Shanxi gang' of officials and mine owners who built fortunes on coal Do graft-busters have a new tiger in their sights? The dramatic developments that led to the sacking and detention last week of China Resources chairman Song Lin on corruption allegations have become the talk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492291/do-graft-busters-have-new-tiger-their-sights
  4. Business - Commodities

    Water shortage curbing growth of coal-to-chemicals projects

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:53am by Eric Ng

    ... on the mainland. The provinces and autonomous regions of Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang together have 76 per cent of the mainland’s coal reserves, but their combined water resources amount to only 6.1 per cent of the national total, according to a report published by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research last year. With their per capita water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1394724/water-shortage-curbing-growth-coal-chemicals-projects
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pollution at the heart of China's water woes

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Resources, has said that up to 40 per cent of China's rivers were seriously polluted in 2011, with some 75 billion tonnes of sewage and waste water having been discharged into them. According ... a large number of chemical plants were built along the Yangtze River and near critical drinking water resources. Those resources have been contaminated by large spills of toxic chemicals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1411851/pollution-heart-chinas-water-woes
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... affected as Wuhan suspended three water plants after detecting high levels of pollutants in the drinking water, just days after a benzene scare in a neighbouring province. The authorities in Wuhan, Hubei province, found that the water contained ammonia and nitrogen exceeding the national safety standard, but the exact figures were not revealed. Excessive ammonia and nitrogen would cause ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495838/thousands-wuhan-see-taps-shut-day-amid-stinky-water-contamination
  7. Higher water bills will encourage consumers to save precious resource

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For 15 years, Hong Kong residents have enjoyed some of the lowest water charges in the world. However, we are using too much water and our consumption rate keeps increasing. The government should end the freeze on water tariffs to encourage consumers to be less wasteful. Of course consumers do not want to pay higher bills. The freeze has been in force since 1995 and this has kept ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716391/higher-water-bills-will-encourage-consumers-save-precious-resource
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to the ocean to ease water shortages Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, a mainland newspaper reported. The capital's municipal government has announced a project to build a desalination plan in Tangshan in Hebei province to process one million tonnes of water a day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  9. News - China - FINANCE

    UBS orders internal probe as banker is named in affair, graft allegations against state firm chairman

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:07am by George Chen, Amy Li, Ray Chan

    ... Resources, of corruption, renewed his allegations in an online post on Tuesday, alleging that Yang was a "mistress" of Song's, and had helped him launder illicit gains. Wang ... on the official website of China Resources yesterday, Song said he was "extremely indignant" at the accusations in Wang's online letter. "These allegations are pure fabrication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483677/whistle-blower-renews-allegations-against-song-lin-chairman-hong-kong
  10. 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

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