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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...
10 Aug 2017 GUANGZHOU
As part of a live-streamed state-sponsored swim event in the Zhujiang River, a reporter said in front of a live camera that the river water looked clean and transparent and drank a few mouthfuls to prove his point. Zhujiang is the third longest river in China and its mouth is located at the most industrialized and polluted Pearl River Delta...
6 Jan 2015 BEIJING, China
Chinese citizens expressed outrage this week after footage of sewage water flowing into one of the country’s most important waterways, the Yangtze River, went viral.China News Agency reported that the untreated waste was coming from a 5-meter-wide outfall just 50 meters upriver from a drinking water outtake for Chongqing municipality...
23 Mar 2009 China, MACAU
The salinity level in Macau's tap water is expected to increase due to the drought in the Zhujian River area on the mainland, according to the Office of the General Command to combat floods and drought on the Zhujiang. The river basin last year faced the worst drought since 1956. The mainland launched a project to adjust distribution of Zhujian water during the drought from 2008 to 2009 to ensure water supply to the Pearl River Delta...
16 Jun 2008 BEIJING, China
Many of China's major lakes, rivers and coastal waters remain seriously polluted despite clean up efforts, the country's latest annual environmental report reveals. Released last week to mark World Environment Day, the report says that despite a fall in the amount of solid waste dumped into waters, pollution remains "severe"...
18 Dec 2007 BEIJING, China
— China could face severe water shortages next spring as the summer and autumn drought continues into December, the country's weather forecasters warned. And increasingly, city-dwellers as well as farmers face a threat to supply say officials. The central government said it would spend $9.46 million USD on alleviation measures, and would raise water prices next year in an attempt to get consumers to conserve more...