Water is fundamental to all aspects of life. Hong Kong and Guangdong share the water’s sources that feed our economic and social activities. The continuing industrial transformation of Guangdong impacts the entire South China region.
This report shows a range of risks that have not been properly assessed, and emphasizes large hydro dams in unsuitable regions, especially the Nu River in Southwest, is not the way forward in switching away from fossil fuel to cope with climate change.
Civic Exchange New Report “Risks of Intensification of Hydropower Development in Southwestern China” urges NPC-CPPCC Members to Address Southwest Hydropower Development at 11th Congress
China’s intensified hydropower development plans during the 12FYP, particularly those in Southwest China, need to be reviewed and reconsidered because they run large risks that can have long-term irreversible impact on the nation’s security, competitiveness, ecology and people’s livelihood.
Raising water price is inevitable for Hong Kong in order to manage water resources better. So far, the HKSAR Government hesitates to increase water tariffs because of expected resistance from legislators.
This report, co-authored by Civic Exchange and Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, illustrates examples of water violations by Hong Kong-listed companies and gives suggestions on better environmental disclosure requirements from the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.
Press Release: Asia Water Project Launches Investor Report and Unveils Information Portal on China Water Crisis
China may be looking at trade-offs between access to clean water and economic growth Analysts are forecasting reduced economic growth for China as the country struggles with a deepening water crisis, according to a new investor report released today…
Sponsored by ADM Capital Foundation and Civic Exchange, “The Asia Water Project” is a unique collaborative research that offers information about Asia’s growing water crisis and fosters dialogue to encourage better water management.
For the “The Asia Water Project” as part of their special series…
This submission from Civic Exchange will focus on identifying lessons learned from the recent air quality objective (AQO) consultation and from the review of the air management strategy, which might assist in the review of marine water quality objectives (WQO).