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Title: Sustainable strategies on water supply management in Hong Kong
Authors: Yue, DPT
Tang, SL
Keywords: Conservation
Drinking water
Environmental management
Integrated water management
Public participation
Rainwater harvesting
Reuse
Sustainability
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: Water and environment journal, 2011, v. 25, no. 2, p. 192-199 How to cite?
Journal: Water and Environment Journal 
Abstract: The growth in population and of the economy of Hong Kong has caused a significant increase in the demand for fresh water. To secure sufficient water supply and to reduce reliance on imported water from Dongjiang (East River) in Mainland China, the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) government has implemented a wide range of water conservation measures which include the use of seawater for toilet flushing, metering and a tiered water tariff, large-scale replacement and rehabilitation of ageing pipelines to reduce leakage, valve-type toilet flushing apparatus and education and publicity programmes. To ensure sustainable and safe water supply, the HKSAR government is actively exploring alternative water resources including the treated effluent from sewage treatment plant, desalination of seawater and the extension of water-gathering grounds in the territory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12281
ISSN: 1747-6585
EISSN: 1747-6593
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-6593.2009.00209.x
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