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16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
China Roundup: Water Quality Improving, Deadly Storms Cause Landslides and Dam Breach, Beihatan Dam Construction Commences, Polluted River Media Stunt, South-North Transfer: Farms Closed and More
Uneven Progress in Reducing Water PollutionChina's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Monday. Xinhua reported August 14th that in the first half of the year, the proportion of monitored surface water reaching Grade III or above, which could be used for drinking, rose to 70 percent across the country, up 1...
8 Aug 2017 WUHAN
Central China's Hubei Province has closed 134 large-scale farms to protect the water source for China's south-to-north water diversion project, local authorities said Monday. In July 2016, Shiyan City, home to Danjiangkou Reservoir on the Hanjiang River, one of the water sources of the water diversion project, divided the city's livestock and poultry farming areas into three classes: banned areas, restricted feeding areas and feeding areas.
13 Feb 2015 BEIJING, China
As of this week, all of the 159 facilities set up across the Chinese capital, Beijing, to test water quality have found that the city’s tap water meets national standards, including the “southern water” being pumped up from the Yangtze River through the massive South-to-North Water Diversion Project...
7 Jan 2014 BEIJING
Starting from September, Beijing residents will be drinking water diverted from the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, through the middle line of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, the Beijing News reported. The water will be piped to homes by the city's underground pipe circles, currently under construction...
26 Jun 2013 BEIJING, China
Water supplied to the Chinese capital, Beijing, via the mega South-to-North water transfer project may be contaminated, according to residents who live near the project’s main water source.The Danjiangkou Reservoir, which will officially begin functioning next year as the water source for the country’s north under the project, is supplied by the Hanjiang River, which has been found to be seriously polluted...
10 Jul 2012 Guangdong
Nearly 76 percent of the sewage generated in Guangdong province last year was directly discharged into local rivers, the province reported on Monday. The Guangdong Provincial Department of Water Resources published the findings in the Bulletin of Guangdong's Water Resources in 2011. The amount of sewage discharged in the southern province reached 12...
5 Jul 2012 China, XI'AN
Local authorities on July 3 blamed businesses lining the Bahe River for discharging sewage that recently killed droves of fish in Northwest China's Shaanxi province. On July 29, some small businesses released untreated waste into the river, trying to exploit the high water level caused by recent rains to dodge sewage discharge checks, according to the Xi'an water bureau...
15 May 2012 BEIJING, China
The Chinese State Council this month released the country's 12th Five-Year Plan for sewage treatment, which foresees the county investing $430 billion USD in the sewage treatment industry over a four-year period ending in 2015. The government is also encouraging non-public investment in the sector. The plan aims to improve the country’s rate of treating wastewater to 85 percent in urban areas, 70 percent in county-level cities and counties and 30 percent in smaller towns by 2015...
8 May 2012 BEIJING, China
Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian announced on May 4 that China is tightening pollution controls in vital rivers and lakes throughout the country. The ministry said water pollution sparked almost half of the environmental accidents that occurred between 2008 and 2010. At the 14th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting in Beijing, Zhou pledged that development would not come at the expense of ecosystems or human health...
26 Jul 2010 BEIJING, China
China's massive Three Gorges Dam has withstood the biggest flood in its short history, with Chinese media lauding its ability to manage previously deadly water surges. State television carried live pictures as flows through its sluices reached 70,000 cubic meters per second, with huge plumes providing a dramatic backdrop to reports...
1 Mar 2010 BEIJING, China
China showed its determination to press ahead with its controversial and delayed south-to-north water diversion project last week, announcing the start of work on a new canal to link tributaries of the country's longest river, the Yangtze. The link aims to lessen the risk of pollution resulting from reduced water flow...
24 Aug 2009 China, ZHENGZHOU
c hinese authorities began moving the first batch of villagers from central Henan province last weekend to make way for the massive South-North Water Diversion Plan. A total of 10,600 residents began their relocation from Xichuan County to ten newly-constructed villages in other parts of Henan, reported state news agency Xinhua...