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  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China-With limited rainfall and dependence on groundwater for as much as 60 percent of its supply, China needs all the water sources it can get. As a majority of its population and economy are concentrated in the coastal zone, desalination is
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan China Post (Taiwan) — Taiwanese officials were concerned about the water supply in the wake of Typhoon Wipha, which ripped through Taiwan and headed out to southeastern last week. Taiwan Water Corp. officials said water supply to Hsinchu City
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is increasingly asking its citizens to blow the whistle on industrial polluters. That's in stark contrast to two years ago, when authorities sought to cover up a major chemical spillage. When the 9 million residents of Harbin
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — The Dutch Ministry of the Environment and the Chinese government are discussing setting up pilot projects in which Dutch sanitation and water technology will be tested and marketed in China. The proposed agreement is seen as a major
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China's largest civil engineering program since the country built the Great Wall has faced its biggest test to date. This summer's extreme downpours and heat, bringing some of the worst floods and drought on record, have
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by Local Press Report China, YAN'AN Xinhua News Agency (China) — A crude oil leak from a broken pipeline has contaminated the water supply reservoir in the northwest Chinese city of Yan'an, in Shaanxi province. As a result, residents are turning to the Yanhe and Xihe
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM- While progress has been made in addressing water issues, major investment is still needed to meet the Global Millennium Goals dealing with the sector, especially with extra pressure caused by climate change. That was how experts at

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