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China's Water Power Revolution Hits the Skids / Sputnik International

China's Water Power Revolution Hits the Skids / Sputnik International | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
Despite being the world's greatest producer of, and investor in, hydropower, experts warn that China is wasting its potential for hydro energy.
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South-North Water Transfer Project in China - The Green Optimistic

One of the fastest-growing developing mega-economies in the world is striking more environmental hurdles than expected.  This time, it is in regards to wat
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Inside China’s grand plan to fight water pollution

Inside China’s grand plan to fight water pollution | Water issues in China | Scoop.it

EIJING (Caixin Online) — The government’s recently released plan for water pollution sets ambitious goals for cleaning up the country’s heavily polluted bodies of water, a step forward in a long battle against heavy pollution.

 

On April 16, the State Council, China’s cabinet, unveiled its Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control, the official roadmap for tackling the worsening water pollution, a source of rising public discontent.

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Previous initiatives by the Chinese government to tackle water pollution have often been accused of not amounting to much. In being the most ambitious plan unveiled yet, only time will tell if it succeeds in meeting its goals of improving the water quality of 70% of China's major rivers as well as an overall improvement in water quality across China by 2050. Bureaucratic red tape, governmental inefficiencies and corruption are expected to be the biggest obstacles in the fulfilment of its goals. 

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China, S. Korea, Japan agree to strengthen trilateral cooperation on water policy innovation - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China, S. Korea, Japan agree to strengthen trilateral cooperation on water policy innovation - Xinhua | English.news.cn | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
China, S. Korea, Japan agree to strengthen trilateral cooperation on water policy innovation---China, South Korea and Japan on Monday agreed to strengthen trilateral cooperation on water policy innovation during the 7th World Water Forum held in South Korea's southeastern cities of Daegu and Gyeongju.
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China Turns to the Sea for Fresh Water

China Turns to the Sea for Fresh Water | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
The government plans to quadruple desalination by 2020
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But the good technology (not energy intensive and polluting) should be used and development.

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Tjc ChinaStudies's curator insight, April 12, 2015 6:37 AM

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- with fresh water become scarce due to pollution, china has taken up ambitious plans for desalination to solve this problem

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China Plans Increased Investment for Water Conservation Efforts

Investment in 2015 will surpass last year’s total of about 488 billion yuan ($79 billion), Vice Minister of Water Resources Jiao Yong said at a briefing on Tuesday in Beijing. Almost half of the money will be spent on major water conservation projects and some will be used to supply drinking water for 60 million rural residents.

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China to release water pollution plan in April

Stricter accountability and tougher supervision on the cards.

 

China will soon release a plan aimed at overhauling management of the country's water resources, according to a report in today's Economic Information Daily.

 

The report, which quotes an unnamed 'authoritative source', says the plan was passed by the State Council last year and is likely to be formally announced next month. 

 

The plan includes policies that toughen up supervision and introduce stricter accountability in relation to the handling of wastewater, industrial effluent and the release of pollutants. 

 

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Spreading water pollution causes heavy economic losses: report - Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns

Spreading water pollution causes heavy economic losses: report - Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
Spreading water pollution causes heavy economic losses: report
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China's Big Dam Problem | Economy Watch

China's Big Dam Problem | Economy Watch | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
This is not just China’s problem. The repercussions of the current hydropower boom extend far beyond the country’s borders. 
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China tipped to top up dried-up Mekong

China tipped to top up dried-up Mekong | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
A Chinese marine department official says China will speed up releasing water from the Chiang Rung dam after more than 70 vessels ran aground in the Mekong River.
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China initiates first zero-emission seawater desalination project

TIANJIN, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Construction started on China's first zero-emission seawater desalination plant in the northern costal city of Tianjin on Thursday.
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Wow, interesting and would like to see more !

More details about the project ?

Need to be followed.

 

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MEP Releases the Assessment Results of 2012 Special Plan on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution of Key River Basins

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Recently, MEP official revealed that according to the circular forwarded by the General Office of the State Council concerning Tentative Assessment Measures on the Implementation of the Special Plan on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution of Key River Basins (hereinafter referred to as Assessment Measures), MEP has worked with NDRC, Ministry of Supervision, Ministry of Water Resources, and North-South Water Division Office to assess the implementation of the Special Plan on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution of Key River Basins (2011-2015) and Plan on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River (2011-2015) (hereinafter referred to as the Plan) in 2012 by 25 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) involving in such 9 river basins as Huaihe River (including the east route of North-South Water Diversion), Haihe River, Liaohe River, Songhua River, Chaohu Lake, Dianchi Lake, the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River, the Three Gorges Reservoir Area and its upper reaches, and the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

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Hundreds of thousands of fish killed by China pollution - Khaleej Times

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish were left floating in a Chinese river after a chemical discharge, officials said Wednesday, the latest industrial accident to pollute the country’s battered environment.
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What always impressed me, in this kind of event in China, is the scale of it. - 100 000kg of fish cleared from 40 km of Fu river

- Huge green see cover by algae

- 16 000 dead pigs.

The important thing is that now, through weibo, the public discuss and diffuse the information.

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China's Pollution Crisis: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Underground Water Is Graded Unfit For Human Contact, Report Says

China's Pollution Crisis: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Underground Water Is Graded Unfit For Human Contact, Report Says | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
One-third of China's surface water was also graded unsuitable for direct human contact in a 2014 report released by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.
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China Announces New Comprehensive Water Pollution Control Plan | The National Law Review

The State Council of China has published an ambitious plan to reverse the deterioration of water quality and improve management of water resources throughout China. The Action Plan for Water Pollution

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China to inspect water pollution prevention, control

China's top legislature will carry out a nationwide inspection on the implementation of the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law.

Four or five teams will carry out inspections across provincial-level regions in May and June, the water pollution prevention and control committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee said on Tuesday.

 

The inspectors will visit Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Anhui, Shandong, Hubei and Guangxi provinces, as well as others, to examine water resource measures.

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Polluted waters of China

Polluted waters of China | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
China's water supplies have degraded to the extent that half the nation's rivers and lakes are severely polluted.
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A set of very nice photos. Water could takes so many different colours. It is amazing.

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China's environment ministry blocks hydro project

China's environment ministry blocks hydro project | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
By David Stanway BEIJING (Reuters) - China's environment ministry has refused approval for a hydropower dam on an ecologically vulnerable river already damaged by construction, a rare setback for the country's extensive dam-building program. While the 1,000-megawatt Xiaonanhai project appears scrapped, experts said China's overall plan for dams was on course given pressure to cut smog from coal-fired power plants. Hydropower capacity is due to rise another 60 gigawatts (GW) in five years as new
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China’s Water-Energy-Food Roadmap: A New Global Choke Point Report | New Security Beat

China’s Water-Energy-Food Roadmap: A New Global Choke Point Report | New Security Beat | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
The blog of the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, with contributions from the Maternal Health Initiative, China Environment Forum, and more
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With the full report available on the web article :)

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Most of China’s coastal waters heavily polluted

Annual government survey provides sobering assessment of China’s deteriorating coastal waters
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"Most of China’s coastal waters are heavily polluted according to the China’s State Oceanic Administration in its annual report released on March 11."

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FOSSIL FUELS: Chinese companies plunge into coal-to-liquids business, despite water and CO2 problems -- Monday, February 23, 2015 -- www.eenews.net

FOSSIL FUELS: Chinese companies plunge into coal-to-liquids business, despite water and CO2 problems -- Monday, February 23, 2015 -- www.eenews.net | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
YULIN, China -- At about 8:30 on a chilly winter morning, a factory outside this desert city is already getting busy. Trucks drive in with coal and drive out with construction waste. And if you look closely, you can see workers wearing helmets, climbing up and down on giant pipes. In front of the office building, a row of colorful flags reads, "Fighting for success in 2015." The success the factory is aiming at is the operation of its coal-to-liquids business. Yankuang Group, China's coal giant, is betting its future on it.
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FOSSIL FUELS: Chinese companies plunge into coal-to-liquids business, despite water and CO2 problems -- Monday, February 23, 2015 -- www.eenews.net

FOSSIL FUELS: Chinese companies plunge into coal-to-liquids business, despite water and CO2 problems -- Monday, February 23, 2015 -- www.eenews.net | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
YULIN, China -- At about 8:30 on a chilly winter morning, a factory outside this desert city is already getting busy. Trucks drive in with coal and drive out with construction waste. And if you look closely, you can see workers wearing helmets, climbing up and down on giant pipes. In front of the office building, a row of colorful flags reads, "Fighting for success in 2015." The success the factory is aiming at is the operation of its coal-to-liquids business. Yankuang Group, China's coal giant, is betting its future on it.
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China, South Asia ignore UN watercourses convention

China, South Asia ignore UN watercourses convention | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
The UN Convention on International Watercourses comes into effect this week: thethirdpole.net asks experts if it can lower regional frictions over access to...
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China Focus: China issues decree on urban drainage and sewage treatment

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has signed a decree on urban drainage and sewage treatment, as flooding and water pollution is becoming a bigger problem at a time of rapid urbanization.
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All dried up

All dried up | Water issues in China | Scoop.it
CHINA endures choking smog, mass destruction of habitats and food poisoned with heavy metals. But ask an environmentalist what is the country’s biggest problem,...
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