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This is Yuandang Lake, recreational hub of the bustling port city of Xiamen in southern China. The lake was once a stinking communal dump for industrial and solid wastes and untreated sewage, with swarms of mosquitoes and flies. But an ambitious project to rehabilitate the lake has turned it into a model of integrated coastal management which is being replicated worldwide.
In conjunction with the United Nations International Year of Freshwater and World Water Day on March 22, HILARY CHIEW checks out an innovative restoration project #8211; the Kelana Jaya lakes rehabilitation project.
Nothing has been left to chance in ensuring world leaders and delegates are given the best medical and health attention from the moment they arrive for the 13th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.
TO commemorate the United Nations International Year of Freshwater, we will run a series of articles to highlight the problem of water shortages, the conservation options available and strategies that are being adopted to ensure a continuous flow of clean water. In this first instalment, HILARY CHIEW looks at the quality of our rivers.