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  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China plans to build a new canal to divert water from Hebei province to the capital, Beijing. The new project will supplement to the water supplied via the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, bringing some 150 million cubic meters of
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Over 80 percent of groundwater samples taken in 17 large cities and provinces in northern China last year showed bad or extremely bad quality, according to a government report released this week. The report blamed industrial and
  • 23 Aug 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Over 1.5 billion cubic meters of water were diverted from the Danjiangkou Reservoir to the Chinese capital, Beijing, of August 10th, supplying 70 percent of the city's water needs, according to local authorities. Supply from the
  • 17 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Beijing has developed a three-year plan to end untreated sewage discharge into rivers, the Beijing Water Authority said this week. Under the plan, the city will expand sewage collection networks, complete sewage treatment facilities and
  • 24 Jul 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHENYANG, China Some 248,500 people are facing drinking water shortages in drought-stricken Liaoning Province in northeastern China, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters warned on July 24th. In addition, some 25,700 head of large
  • 16 Jul 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Danjiangkou reservoir in Xichuan County, which supplies drinking water to the capital, Beijing and other northern Chinese cities via the South-to-North Water Diversion project, may contain excessive levels of lead and other heavy
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government plans to spend some $4.1 billion USD for new and existing water projects, the Ministry of Finance announced this week. The funds will go toward 29 projects that are already under way, and 143 new irrigation, water
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAUSANNE, Switzerland Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics could have a negative impact on the country’s water resources, according to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) report released on June 1st. “Reliance on artificial snowmaking [for
  • 1 Jun 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Beijing’s largest reservoir will start receiving water from a tributary of the Yangtze River next month, under the South-to-North Water Transfer Project, according to the project's local office. The Miyun Reservoir provides 60 percent
  • 6 May 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHANGZHOU, China International environmental NGO WWF and the Textile and Dyeing Industrial Park at China’s Changzhou National Hi-Tech District's signed a joint statement last week for a new demonstration project to promote innovations in water
  • 5 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Climate change poses a threat to the safety of strategically important projects in China, including the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the Three Gorges Dam and the South-to-North Water Diversion project, Zheng Guoguang, head of the China
  • 30 Apr 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co. Ltd, which supplies French fries to global restaurant chain McDonald's, has been fined $655,000 USD for water pollution. It is the largest the city has ever imposed for pollution. The problem
  • 1 Apr 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government plans to carry out 27 major water conservation projects in 2015, to help meet growing water demand and support economic growth, according to Jiao Yong, deputy head of the Ministry of Water Resources. About half of
  • 25 Mar 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China will release its new Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan next month, Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining said this week. The "Action Plan for Treating and Preventing Water Pollution," also known
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan may receive only 300 million cubic meters of water from upstream Kyrgyzstan this year-- only a fraction of the 6 to 7 billion cubic meters it had been receiving-- due to the very low levels in the Toktogul Reservoir,

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