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.

Wednesday, 23 March, 2011, 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

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

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

Talks seek safe water solutions

If wars have been fought for land and oil, who is to say the next war will not be fought over access to clean water? While it might sound extreme, the perception of water as a scarce resource that has to be carefully managed and protected through legislation is picking up steam.

6 Jun 2002 - 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

300 million suffer dirty water supply

The water supply to as many as 300 million people fails the Government's health standard, a report said yesterday.

A Ministry of Water Resources survey of more than 700 rivers also found 46 per cent were polluted, meaning they fell within grade four and five of the Government's five-grade water quality rating system, the China Economic Times said.

7 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Chemical storage probed

A shipyard explosion yesterday sparked an investigation into the alleged illegal storage of hazardous substances at the site.

Firemen called to Tam Kung Miu Road, Shau Kei Wan, discovered 200 litres of styrene in three containers and 800 litres of trichloroethylene in four containers after a minor explosion.

No one was injured in the blast.

26 Jul 1999 - 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

Glossing over simple technical data

YOUR editorial (South China Morning Post, July 21) indirectly highlights the problem in releasing technical information.

In my recent reply to legislators, I noted that data from the 600,000 tests each year conducted on raw and potable water, required evaluation by a trained person to ensure proper understanding.

31 Jul 1995 - 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

Water sky high

DRINKING water shot up to six floors high after a worker on a road resurfacing project in Electric Road, North Point, accidently drilled through a 30-centimetre diameter water pipe during rush hour last night.

4 Nov 1994 - 12:00am