(October 18, 2010) The water crisis that Beijing faces today, with an estimated supply deficit of 400 million cubic metres, will be afflicting China’s major cities in 20 years, and millions of urban Chinese citizens will suffer, says Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams, in an article for the South China Morning Post.
(October 4, 2010) China will have invested a total of 140.5 billion yuan (about 21 billion U.S. dollars) in its ambitious South-to-North Water Diversion (SNWD) project from 2006 to 2010, the country’s water diversion authority said Monday.
(October 1, 2010) To tackle the city’s water shortage, the Beijing government has launched a new measure on water use regulations that forbids high water usage industries, like bath cities, ski resorts and golf courses, from start new branches, the Beijing news reports.
(September 28, 2010) Wanping Lake, which is alongside Yongding River, had been dry for almost three decades before it was brought back to life a week ago.
(September 26, 2010) Beijing is likely to be the first on the mainland to pass a local law against water pollution that allows government institutions and organizations to assist victims in collecting evidence against polluters in civil lawsuits.
(Sepember 23, 2010) Given their relatively short lifetimes to date, modern dams remain generally untested against real-world seismic activity. A report from the International Commission On Large Dams considers the lessons learned from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.
(September 21, 2010) Beijing is likely to suffer from a 12th consecutive year of drought, according to local authorities and experts who warned of water shortages and called for improved water conservation.
(September 20, 2010) Lugou Xiaoyue, or the moon over the Lugou Bridge at dawn, known as one of the “Eight Scenic Spots of Yanjing [Beijing],” will make a comeback during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, 30 years after the Yongding River dried up.
(September 20, 2010) Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation (China) Holding Limited agreed with Beijing Capital Co Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary Beijing Capital (Hong Kong) Co Limited to enter into an alliance for water infrastructure related business.
(September 20, 2010) A river that went bone dry two decades ago in China is bursting back to life following successful implementation of an ambitious environmental project.
(September 20, 2010) China is engaged on the world’s most ambitious replumbing scheme.
(Sept. 19, 2010 ) About 60 percent of the Haihe River is severely polluted by heavy industry and poses a serious danger to the food and drinking water of Beijing, environmental watchdogs warned Saturday.
(September 13, 2010) China is struggling to divert enough water to control its worsening water crisis, writes CNN.
(September 10, 2010) Officials are taking what many experts say are dangerous steps to combat Beijing’s worsening water crisis, writes Li Shuang in Global Times.
(September 10, 2010) Beijing’s water shortage is expected to reach 200 million to 300 million cubic meters before the completion of the South-North Water Diversion Scheme.