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China’s Massive Water Problem

This week saw the release of China’s first national water report, covering “river conditions, water conservancy projects, water consumption, river development and management, and water and soil conservation in...

Clean Water for China’s Orphanages

A Child’s Right, a U.S. non-profit organization, plans to outfit every orphanage in China with clean water filtration units, writes Jim Luce at The Huffington Post: “This means, simply, that every institutionalized...

China Seeks More Israeli Water-Testing Systems

From the Jerusalem Post: The Chinese Environmental Ministry has urgently requested more water testing systems from the Israeli company Check-Light to determine if there was major water pollution caused by the earthquake which...

Oil Contaminates Drinking Water in Foshan

About 100,000 people in the southern China manufacturing base Foshan went without water for six hours this weekend after an oil slick contaminated its local river, threatening nearby cities as well. Terra Daily reports: Local...

Beijing Won’t Blend Recycled Water into Drinking Water – Beijing Times

Translated by CDT from the Beijing Times: Rumors have it that Beijingers will probably soon drink a mixture of first-hand tap water with recycled water. Yesterday, Beijing Water Bureau’s deputy director Cheng Jing (Á®ãÈùô) dismissed the rumors, which potentially could have created panic. “Beijing’s water recycling technology has reached world class standards,” the official said. […]

Olympic Adventure: Water Drinking – Stephen Wade

Below is a report about potential water problem in Beijing for 2008 Beijing Olympics. From AP via Yahoo News: Avoid drinking tap water during the 2008 Olympics ” unless you’re living in the Olympic Village. That was the advice from a high-ranking Beijing official on Wednesday, explaining the city’s attempt to “guarantee water safety” for […]

Pollution threatens Beijing’s future drinking water source – Shanghai Daily

The latest bad news for residents of the capital comes from Shanghai Daily via China Environmental News Digest: POLLUTION is threatening Beijing’s future source of drinking water as factory discharges and untreated sewage seep into a reservoir planned for the capital’s use by 2010, water experts said. The reservoir, in Danjiangkou City in Hubei Province, […]

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