Harbour Times: For a compact urban jungle, Hong Kong uses a shocking amount of freshwater resources.
South China Morning Post: The easy supply of water from the mainland and low water tariffs have lulled Hongkongers into a false sense of security, unaware of the mounting pressure on water supplies in many parts of the world, including the Pearl River Delta.
Hong Kong Free Press: It is actually an illusion that fresh drinking water is an unlimited natural resource in the city.
South China Morning Post: Chau Sai-wai, assistant director of water supplies in the Hong Kong government, writes an opinion piece in response to Civic Exchange’s report “The Illusion of Plenty: Hong Kong’s Water Security – Working towards Regional Water Harmony”.
South China Morning Post: The city relies on the Dongjiang in mainland China for 80% of its water, with a price that has progressively increased in last decade, currently paying HK$4.22 billion a year regardless of how much gets used.
China Dialogue: Despite being one of the world’s richest cities, its annual loss of water from leakage and theft is a whopping 32.5% of total production — such losses are avoidable, however.
In “Hong Kong’s Water Security, Working Towards Regional Water Harmony,” Civic Exchange and ADMCF address freshwater supply. (In English and Chinese)
Civic Exchange submitted a written comment to support the SAR Government to roll out long-term action plan for post-2020 to cope with threats and consequences brought by the remarkably changing climate.
Liquid Assets V: The Water Tales of Hong Kong and Singapore: Divergent Approaches to Water Dependency
This report looks into the paths and actions that Singapore has taken to address their water scarcity issues. By examining the case of Singapore, Hong Kong can reflect on its previous and current approaches to water dependency and consider the way forward.
This report takes a closer look at Hong Kong’s own water resources management, using our previous work as a reference to help frame the issues.