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Don't be Blindsided, Do Something! With increased transparency by the MEP, naming & shaming polluting companies, and the newly released State of Environment Report 2013, we take a look at what different industries were doing/ can do to address water risk. Anne-Marie Fleury, Director of the Environment & Climate Change at the International Commission of Mining & Metals shares with us her views on the industry's potential water blindspot. Public awareness is also building with concerns over pollution and health, so watch out for China's new breed of water watchdogs! Kirsten MacDonald, Pacific Environment's  China Program Director gives us the lowdown. With the textile and chemical fabric industries expected to face closer scrutiny, Christina Dean, the founder of Redress tells us why getting the R Cert is could to the trick for denim and Sarah Swenson of Prime Asia Leather walks us though how the company reduced its water footprint in leather production. Finally, with the CDP water questionnaire deadline fast approaching, this is your last chance to measure and disclose water risks ... Paul Reig & Tien Shiao of Aqueduct give us a step-by-step approach on how to get started.
   
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Don't be Blindsided, Do Something! With increased transparency by the MEP, naming & shaming polluting companies, and the newly released State of Environment Report 2013, we take a look at what different industries were doing/ can do to address water risk. Anne-Marie Fleury, Director of the Environment & Climate Change at the International Commission of Mining & Metals shares with us her views on the industry's potential water blindspot. Public awareness is also building with concerns over pollution and health, so watch out for China's new breed of water watchdogs! Kirsten MacDonald, Pacific Environment's  China Program Director gives us the lowdown.

With the textile and chemical fabric industries expected to face closer scrutiny, Christina Dean, the founder of Redress tells us why getting the R Cert is could to the trick for denim and Sarah Swenson of Prime Asia Leather walks us though how the company reduced its water footprint in leather production.  

Finally, with the CDP water questionnaire deadline fast approaching, this is your last chance to measure and disclose water risks ... Paul Reig & Tien Shiao of Aqueduct give us a step-by-step approach on how to get started.

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2012 State of Environment Report
The MEP says "national water quality is not optimistic" & rural environment "very grim". No wonder they are busy shaming companies & withholding EIA approval of construction projects 
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Water: A Mining Blindspot?
With Barrick Gold fined US$16m for water pollution, ICMM's Director of Environment & Climate Change, Anne-Marie Fleury shares her views on the sector's attitude towards water
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China's Water Watchdogs
China's new breed of water watchdogs are emerging, with rising concerns over pollution. Pacific Environment's Kirsten MacDonald tells us why we should take notice
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Water & Leather
Find out how much water is used in producing leather with Sarah Swenson of Prime Asia Leather as she walks us though how the company reduced its water footprint  
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A Double Denim Crush
Christina Dean, the founder of Redress, tells us why the R Cert for recycled textile clothing can mop up environmental impact and top up brands’ reputations in the face of closer sector scrutiny
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Last Chance to Measure & Disclose
The CDP water questionnaire deadline, 27 June is fast approaching. Aqueduct's Paul Reig & Tien Shiao take us through a step-by-step approach on how to jump start your way to water disclosure
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Government
  • MEP issues State of Environment Report 2012 
  • MEP shames 56 companies with illegal water groundwater discharge violations; six  in Tianjin are located around the Beidagang Reservoir, the largest artificial reservoir serving the North China Plain
  • 16 sewage treatment facilities, not operating as required, were named & asked to rectify their problems within a set time limit
  • EIA of construction projects that add COD and ammonium nitrate in six cities across Inner Mongolia, Henan, Hubei, Guangdong, Hainan and Gansu will be suspended if building of targeted urban sewage treatment facilities are not met
Interest
  • Our advisor Ma Jun was awarded Special Prize from SEE-TNC Ecological Awards 2013
  • Barrick Gold fined US$16 million for water pollution in Chile
  • Walmart fined US$82 million for six counts of violating clean water laws in California including improper handling of waste such as fertilser and paint
  • HK newspaper Oriental Daily finds metal levels in HK's water supply 60% higher than China’s environmental quality standards for surface water
  • India & China inks three agreements re sharing hydrological data from the Brahmaputra 
  • Heilongjiang: Fire at China Grain Reserves ruins RMB100 millions worth of food
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  • Cadmium-tainted rice found in several cities in Southern China
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