A woman walks past the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir dam in the rain. For half a century now, the water Hong Kong harvests from rainfall has been insufficient to satisfy local demand. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong needs a sense of urgency to tackle water scarcity

Sam Inglis says the easy supply of water from the mainland and low water tariffs have lulled Hongkongers into a false sense of security, unaware of the mounting pressure on water supplies in many parts of the world, including the Pearl River Delta

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A woman walks past the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir dam in the rain. For half a century now, the water Hong Kong harvests from rainfall has been insufficient to satisfy local demand. Photo: Sam Tsang
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