(July 5, 2010) Northwest China’s Shaanxi province has imposed a fine of 700,000 yuan, or about 103,344 US dollars, on the cities of Xi’an, Baoji and Xianyang for "environmental compensation" for their failing to meet the standard for pollutant discharge in the Wei River in.
(July 7, 2010) As much as 2.86 million cubic meters of water, virtually the pipe limit, was pumped into Beijing on Monday, the largest single-day usage since tap water was brought into operation in 1910.
(July 7, 2010) Beijing’s daily water supply reached 2.86 million cubic meters Monday due to the hot weather, breaking a century-old record, according to the Municipal Water Group, the Legal Evening News reported.
(July 8, 2010) ‘Dashengzhuang, in Xihongmen town in Beijing’s Daxing district, has guards at its entrance and people are only allowed in after showing a pass which includes the holder’s name, sex, ethnic background, hometown, occupation, identity card number and mobile phone number. The village is closed between 11pm and 6am.
(July 8, 2010) This has been the hottest early July in 50 years for the capital city of Beijing, with the downtown temperature hitting 42.9 degrees Celsius on Monday. The extreme heat caused water and power cuts in many residential complexes, The Beijing News reported.
(July 20, 2010) Toronto / Beijing: Beijing’s water crisis remains unabated says a new report tracking where water to China’s capital city is sourced from.
(June 18, 2010) As many as 540,000 people will be resettled to make way for the middle and eastern routes, China’s largest resettlement project since the Three Gorges Project, which involved the resettlement of 1.4 million people.
(July 16, 2010) According to the latest issue of Century Weekly, there is a scramble to grab whatever is left of the Hanjiang River that flows through Shaanxi Province and northwest Hubei Province before it joins the Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital of Hubei.
(July 16, 2010) In “Daxing County’s Water Gone Forever,” the eleventh in a series of oral histories produced by a team of investigative environmental historians and water experts in Beijing and led by China’s prize-winning journalist Dai Qing and Probe International, Li Zhenwe, a former engineer at the water bureau in the Beijing’s southern Daxing County talks about his childhood in one of the county villages where annual floods and a surfeit of water were once an integral part of village life.
(July 12, 2010) While Chinese officials continue to forge ahead with an expensive scheme to move water from the Yangtze river in the south of the country to water-starved cities in the north, fears concerning its cleanliness are surfacing once again. According to a recent report, authorities are concerned over the poor water quality in the eastern leg of the South North Water Diversion project.
(June 3, 2010) Moving water from the Yangtze River across half of China to its parched north is a massive technical and engineer undertaking – but authorities are finding a greater challenge in resettling the people whose homes are in the path of the project.
Dai Tian Global Times Wednesday, July 7, 2010 According to the Beijing Electric Power Company, demand for electricity at 3:51 pm on Monday rocketed to 14.354 million kilowatts, setting a new record […]
(July 6, 2010) Authorities are still struggling with concerns about the poor water quality of the eastern route of the South-to-North Water Diversion (SNWD) project eight years after the eastern route’s construction began.
(June 29, 2010) Delays in the controversial South-to-North Water Diversion Project are worsening Beijing’s water crisis, says a recent report from China Daily.
(June 28, 2010) In a bid to relieve Beijing’s water shortage, 200 million cubic meters of water will be transferred from three reservoirs in Hebei province to the metropolis, rednet.cn reported.