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  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Super Typhoon Meranti hit Taiwan on September 14th, leaving 650,000 households without power and 750,000 without water. Most of the outages were in Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien counties. Some 35 people were reported injured as a result
  • 12 May 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan on May 12th lifted third-phase rationing in areas supplied by the Shimen Reservoir, including Taoyuan and New Taipei. The strict rationing regime-- which included rotating water cuts two days per week-- had begun on April 8th. The
  • 18 Aug 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHONGQING, China A sulfur-processing plant has polluted a reservoir in Chongqing municipality that supplies water to more than 50,000 people in surrounding areas. Small traces of the chemical compound sodium ethyl xanthate, which is used in the mining
  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Council (Cabinet) this week approved a $2 billion USD six-year flood control plan. The new plan is expected to replace the current one, worth $2.7 billion USD, which is set to expire in January 2014. The
  • More than 500 million tons of water is lost to leaks evey year in Taiwan, the Taiwan Water Supply Corp said last week. In order to reduce the leakage, the company plans to invest some $2.1 billion USD between now and 2022.
  • An environmental analyst has attacked Taiwanese water officials for alleged corruption.
  • Typhoon Saola, which pounded Taiwan last week with fierce winds and torrential rain, left at least six people dead and forced nearly the entire island to shut down on August 2, according to rescuers and local media.
  • 25 May 2012- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC Friends of Nature (FON), a non-governmental environmental protection organization, and the Chongqing Green Volunteer Association’s public interest lawsuit, a first of its kind in China, began its court proceedings this week. The two NGOs
  • 22 Mar 2011- 19:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI Recent reports that work on the Hushan Reservoir construction project in western Taiwan’s Yunlin County is past the halfway point and set for a 2014 finish has rekindled anger over the project. Local residents and eco-activists complain that the
  • 3 May 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan I wo southern Taiwanese provinces — Kaohsiung and Tainan — could face water shortages in June if drought conditions continue. Taiwan Premier Wu Den-Yih announced on April 29 that the government will step up water management monitoring in
  • 22 Feb 2010- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan T he Taiwanese executive branch has passed the draft of a special act governing management of water resources in the south of the country. The "Special Act Governing the Management of Tsengwen, Nanhua and Wushantou Reservoirs and
  • 7 Sep 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei-based American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), a U.S. trade group, has called on Taiwanese government to better manage water resources in hopes of diminishing natural disasters like last month's Typhoon Morakot that killed at

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