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  1. Business caught in grip of mainland water crisis

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of non-profit group China Water Risk, said. 'Water resources are falling on a yearly basis and increasing scarcity will affect business bottom lines, stifle growth, and threaten social ... with industry water first.' The Ministry of Water Resources has said 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.9 trillion) will be spent on water infrastructure over the next decade. But while the government had ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Safe drinking water- an unfinished agenda

    Posted May 24th 2013, 06:03pm by NOELEEN HEYZER

    ... therefore address several issues simultaneously. I would like to briefly highlight five: First, persistent inequalities and growing competition for water resources must be addressed through better ... human needs. Second, we must distinguish between green, blue & grey water resources, and do more to manage the wastewater of increasingly urban populations. Grey water reuse, along ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Deputy director expelled from Communist Party for taking bribes

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... the Communist Party for taking huge bribes. Fifty-year-old Lu Yingming joined the department only in November after spending 11 years as a deputy director of the province's Water Resources ... bribes while working at the Water Resources Department. Xinhua reported that the authorities had asked the provincial government to approve his expulsion from the civil service. Lu's case ...

  4. Water shortages plague Guangdong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than half of 40 cities surveyed in Guangdong faced water shortages last month, according to the provincial bureau of water resources. Urging thrifty use of water, experts said ... 25 city water sources out of 40 surveyed were found to be in short supply in November. It represented 62.5 per cent of the surveyed city water sources. Of these, 17 faced 'severe ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs an innovative way to cut its reliance on water imports

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:47pm by LETTERS

    ... on the Dongjiang as our primary source of water. The proponents of relying less on water from Guangdong are taking advantage of this rate increase to urge the Hong Kong government to spend more resources ... reusing water that gets dumped into the drainage system and/or rainwater harvesting- both of which are water resources readily available throughout the year. The former may be complicated, ...

  6. 4 trillion yuan to be spent on boosting water infrastructure

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... comprehensive document on water resources since the founding of the People's Republic', Water Resources Minister Chen Lei said yesterday that development in conservancy was lagging. ... Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), said the introduction of a consumption cap meant the government had attached the same importance to water as to land. The government's 11th five-year ...

  7. Drought leaves 4m thirsty in Sichuan

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Nearly 4 million people are facing drinking water shortages amid the severe drought in Sichuan province despite scattered rainfall last month. Sichuan Water Resources ... An official with the city's Water Resources Department said the countryside was facing a much more serious drought problem and most of the department's staff had been sent to rural areas ...

  8. Bloom and gloom: how glacier melt greens the desert but dries up Tibet

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and will continue to suffer declining water resources in future years, the water table is on the rise in Xinjiang and the dry climate is gradually becoming more humid. Glaciers in Tibet have been melting ... between 2002 and 2007 Tibet had suffered a drop in total water resources- ice, snow, surface and underground water- equivalent to a 30mm reduction in rainfall. This year Tibet has experienced its ...

  9. Master's student sets out to repay society for providing his education

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to change their fate and get out of a rut,' he said. 'I treasured this chance so much that I decided to learn hydrology and water resources in university, which I believe is of great help ... Wang plans to work for the Ningxia water resources authority after he graduates next year. Fund-raising for the school project will be held at East Point City shopping centre until July 8. ...

  10. Three Gorges pollution is getting worse: report

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... that water quality had remained basically unchanged since the dam's reservoir was filled last year. The Yangtze Water Resources Commission, which is under the Ministry of Water Resources, said ... and bacteria from sewage dumped into the river. The commission said overall water quality declined to class IV in the third quarter from class III in the first half. The mainland rates water quality ...




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