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Protest barriers a waste of water, say greens

Green groups have criticised police for wasting at least 200 tonnes of water to fill the plastic barriers used during the three-day visit of President Hu Jintao last weekend.

Saturday, 7 July, 2012, 12:00am

Poll to plumb patterns of water usage

How long do you spend in the bath and how often do you wash your dirty clothes?

These are two of the questions pollsters will be asking when they interview Hongkongers for a HK$700,000 study to help officials come up with ways to cut water use.

They will also record the size of the bathtub and the type and size of toilet tanks in the house, among other things.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Three injured as gas blast rips through Guanxi pesticide factory

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


World day for water

Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink ... that would be terrible! Yesterday was World Water Day. If world leaders do not put water-saving plans in place, some countries may soon run out of drinking water.

The beginning

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Cherish every single drop

Water is a basic necessity in our lives. We cannot survive without it. Some people think water comes from the evaporation of clouds and there will always be plenty of it.

Hong Kong started to buy water from Dongguan many years ago, and there was a surplus which was wasted every year.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Why is water so crucial to health?

Vincy asks: Why is it so important to drink water and how much do we need every day?

Wynnie says: Water is the elixir of life, yet research shows that a lot of people regularly don't drink enough.

The 2007 Behavioural Risk Factors Survey conducted by Hong Kong's Department of Health show that nearly a third of adults drink less than six cups of fluids daily.

11 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Water is precious

I saw the movie Flow on the internet and I thought it was really scary.

The film shows how companies just put any water they like into bottles and then sell it to the public with false advertising. How do we know what we're getting is pure water?

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Test the water

Water-related companies can be broken down into three main groups. The first consists of companies in which water is directly involved, such as laundromats and drinks companies.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Sweet water of life

OUR planet has a continuous water cycle that keeps moisture circulating. It starts when the sun's rays heat the Earth, heating the water on the planet's surface to the point where it evaporates, turns into vapour or steam, and floats up into the atmosphere.

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Thirsty for creative solutions

Water is the raw material of life. There is no substitute. It makes up 75 per cent of our body mass. But of all the water on the planet, more than 97 per cent is salt water, and less than 3 per cent is fresh. Of that 3 per cent, about 0.3 per cent is contained in lakes and rivers, with the polar ice caps, glaciers and permanent snow accounting for more than 69 per cent.

13 Aug 2004 - 12:00am