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

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

Troubled water

Greenpeace reports high levels of E coli and mercury in East River water for the Hong Kong supply. While there are caveats to these findings, is the government doing enough to ensure that the water supply is safe? Write to us.

13 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Water aid waste of resources

It is all very well for legislators to block the occasional government initiative in order to protect the poor, but when this involves retaining big inefficiencies for a small benefit to the poor you have to ask whether there are not other ways to serve the purpose.

20 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Fluid dynamics: engineering an artform for the future

WHEN Japan's Kyoto University started offering courses in high polymer chemistry in the early 1960s, Ichi Ikeda saw a promising future for the technology and became part of the country's first batch of students to undertake research in the field.

28 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Call for 'big splash' on water day

SAVE water, shower with a friend; says the famous slogan. But the motto is unlikely to be used in Hong Kong despite the territory's first celebration of World Water Day on March 22.

And environmentalists have attacked the Government for wasting the opportunity to increase people's awareness of the need to save water.

25 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Water may rejuvenate firm

APPLIED hopes a new live-longer product will help to revive its fortunes.

Group chairman Raymond Hung said the company's 'living water', costing US$21 a bottle, could extend a person's life.

The water replicates that found in a small Russian village, where the average life span is 120 years.

31 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Talk on shape of liquid surface

A WORLD-renowned mathematician, Professor Paul Concus of the University of California at Berkeley, will report his latest findings on the US space shuttle Columbia in a public lecture at the Chinese University of Hongkong.

27 Apr 1993 - 12:00am