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16 Feb 2021 BEIJING
China will expand a massive project that diverts water from the Yangtze River Basin to the drought-prone north this year, making the Xiong'an New Area in Hebei province one of the new beneficiaries.Almost 9.5 billion cubic meters of water was diverted through the South-North Water Diversion Project last year, taking the total amount diverted to more than 40 billion cubic meters, Jiang Xuguang, chairman of South-North Water Diversion Group, told the company's annual work conference on Friday...
22 Sep 2019 BEIJING
China has issued an action plan to improve efficiency in using water for industrial purposes in the regional cluster of Beijing, its neighboring port city of Tianjin, and Hebei Province. The action plan was jointly issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Water Resources, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Finance.
22 Jul 2018 BEIJING, China
Hebei Province's Xiongan New Area has launched a campaign to curb pollution and improve the ecology of the Baiyangdian wetland, taking a series of measures such as closing high-polluted plants and installing sewage treatment facilities.At the center of the wetland area is Baiyangdian Lake, the largest freshwater lake in northern China, covering an area of 366 square kilometers...
14 May 2018 BEIJING, China
Since China's South-to-North Water Diversion project started operations in 2008, a total of five billion cubic meters of water has been transferred to Beijing by May 8, 2018, according to the project office in Beijing.Statistics show that 3.51 billion cubic meters of water have been allocated to local waterworks, 940 million to reservoirs in Shisanling, Huairou and Miyun as well as other emergent water sources, in addition to 550 million sent to local rivers and lakes...
22 Jan 2018 BEIJING, China
Beijing authorities have announced that the city received 1.077 billion cubic meters of diverted water from the Yangtze River in 2017. Since the South-to-North water diversion project began operation in December 2014, a total of 3 billion cubic meters of water has been diverted to Beijing.China state media outlets report that some 70 percent of the city's urban residential water supply is now from the Yangtze, quoting the city’s Municipal Commission of Development and Reform...
7 Sep 2017 BEIJING
The establishment of the Xiongan New Area in North China's Hebei Province has drawn the public's attention at nearby Baiyangdian, the largest freshwater lake in northern China. Local authorities have been devoted to treating the lake's pollution and restoring its ecological environment amid concerns that the new economic zone would pose threats to its wetlands.
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...
26 Sep 2016 BEIJING, China
Some 237,000 people in the cities of Shiyan and Yichang, in China’s central Hubei province, are facing drinking water shortages due to ongoing “severe drought,” according to the provincial flood control and drought relief office.The weeks-long dry spell has also damaged 123,000 hectares of crops and affected 170,000 head of cattle in Hubei, China Daily reported on September 25th...
2 Sep 2016 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 water to the city’s Tongzhou and Daxing districts via 60 kilometers of pipes, official news agency Xinhua reported...
24 Aug 2016 BEIJING, China
The Chinese government this week initiated a level-IV emergency response plan due to drought in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have deployed teams to help with relief work, official news agency Xinhua reported.The ongoing drought has affected the livelihoods of more than 1...
11 Aug 2016 XI’AN, China
Hongjiannao Lake, China's largest desert freshwater lake, is at risk of drying up within 10 years, according to experts.The lake, located on the border of Shaanxi province and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has shrunk from 67 square kilometers in 1969 to 32.8 square kilometers, the Shenmu county government said...
8 Aug 2016 HULUNBUIR, China
Severe drought has caused drinking water shortages for 10,000 people and 3.5 million head of livestock in Hulunbuir, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.The drought conditions, which have plagued the prefecture-level city for the past two months, have also damaged almost 70,000 square kilometers of pastureland...