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  1. So how much water does a Google search consume?

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam There are many names for it- virtual water, embedded water, embodied water, hidden water- but the concept is the same. It is a calculation of how much water is used in the production and trade of food and consumer goods. The idea of a water footprint was first created by Professor John Allan from King's College in London, who received the 2008 Stockholm Water ...

  2. Shake-up in water services under study

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of supplies, a senior official has said. The feasibility of such a move was being studied by local governments, according to Vice-Minister of Water Resources Qu Haohui. Xinhua's website quoted him as saying that the new water services bureau would oversee matters ranging from flood control, water-source management, supply and use, to waste-water treatment. Various government agencies ...

  3. CLP's tariffs have always been set on principles of fairness

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... come from new infrastructure and the public service sector, including railways, hospitals, schools, universities, public housing estates, water supplies, drainage services and the airport. ... supplies. L. M. Chow, director of marketing and customer services, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited ...

  4. Parched Beijing looks to Yellow River

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the municipality of nearly 20 million people- the Miyun and Guanting reservoirs- can barely supply half of the household water consumption, which stands at 2.5 billion cubic metres a year. A 12-year ... the capital's hopes of seeing any early relief. Beijing would face grave challenges in ensuring water supply before the Yangtze diversion project began to deliver in 2014, Mayor Guo Jinlong admitted ...

  5. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    More strain on Beijing water supply; deaf crime boss jailed; Shenzhen metro sued over death

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Beijing Youth Daily reports. Admittance to the park will be free during the week-long holiday, when 20 per cent more tourists are expected to make the visit. Strain on water supply People in the capital have put a strain on the city's water supplies as it sweltered in the heat during the summer, The Beijing News reports. Residents used 255 million cubic metres of water from June ...

  6. City being wishy-washy about raising water tariffs

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tell us if there is any item of living costs that does not affect people's livelihoods? Let's at least congratulate the Water Supplies Department, however, for having sneaked a few ... point to tighter water supply in the future. Guangdong, which accounts for 80 per cent of our supply, cannot count on having enough water for its own needs indefinitely. The alternative ...

  7. HK in troubled waters

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The spotlight has fallen on government officials as some people say they are inefficient and not supervised properly. Over the past few days, burst water pipes inconvenienced residents in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Happy Valley. Last week, an old water main in Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, burst and flooded the area. The Water Supplies Department (WSD) had failed ...

  8. Water fee review may mean higher bills

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across the board,' a Water Supplies Department spokesman said. 'There can be many ways to encourage people to use less water. We may add another tier of charges for excessive users. Or, ... metre. Consumption above 62 is charged at HK$9.05 a cubic metre. The Water Supplies Department said that 46 per cent of households had water charges of HK$25 or less a month while about 21 per ...

  9. Desalination 'not needed for at least 20 years'

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Desalination could provide the largest new supply of fresh water for Hong Kong- at a cost, according to the Water Supplies Department. But water from the mainland should ... such as Australia and the Middle East as a way to meet fresh-water needs. Saudi Arabia's desalination plants provide about a quarter of the world's total output. The neighbouring United Arab ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Babies' deaths underscore South African water supply problems

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

    ... on a spillage of raw sewage into a dam that supplies water, resulting in more than 100 people having to be treated for diarrhoea. "Everybody recognises that our infrastructure is old. As a small ... in an impoverished township northwest of the capital, Pretoria. Taps in Mothutlung had been dry for days, forcing residents to rely on intermittent supplies from water tankers. People became ill, leading ...




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