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Raise charges to cut water waste

Innovation is as much about setting an example for others to follow as coming up with new ideas.

Saturday, 29 October, 2011, 12:00am

HK agrees to pay Guangdong more for water

Hong Kong will pay HK$11.2 billion to continue importing water from the Dongjiang, or East River, in Guangdong under a three-year deal that locks in the flow of up to 2.46 billion cubic metres as competition for water grows among Chinese cities.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cabbies given engine-stalling answer

Cabbies plagued by stalling cars in the past two winters are being offered a solution.

The government has approved the installation of filters that trap impurities, improve performance and, according to a taxi association, will be able to prove the truth or otherwise of claims by gas supplier Sinopec that its product did not cause the problem.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Solution to combat air pollution

There appears to be no end in sight to Hong Kong's pollution woes. On most days, the air is filled with smog.

The city's filthy air has resulted in an increasing demand for home air purifiers.

Teresa Lam, from IQ Air, has seen a 30 per cent growth in demand for air purifiers over the past 12 months.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Salty tale

Desalination could provide the largest new supply of fresh water for Hong Kong, say officials. Is this a viable process for the city, given that it is expensive and requires a lot of electricity? Write to us.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Desalination 'not needed for at least 20 years'

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 adequately meet demand for the coming two decades, it says in a paper.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Thirsty work

It would cost HK$50 billion to build a desalination plant and secure Hong Kong its own supply of drinking water, the environment chief has revealed. Do you think this is money worth spending?

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12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Desalination feasible with help of new technology

Reverse osmosis could provide a backup water supply, but cost would be high

More than 20 years after it was abandoned, desalination could return as a backup to the city's water supply, but in a very different form.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Shake-up for old faithful

Reconstruction of the Ocean nine at the spectacular Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club is nearing completion, with the Highland nine getting similar treatment next year

Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club is widely known throughout the golfing world as being located on one of the most scenic pieces of coastline on the planet.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Purifiers have limited impact on air quality, says consumer body

Air purifiers can remove pollutants such as dust and smoke, but people relying on them to deliver totally clean air may not breathe easy after the Consumer Council released test results on 10 different models.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am