|10 November 2014
Not a Drop to Drink
Hong Kong’s Hidden Water Shortage and the Potential of Harvesting Rain
|Hong Kong is a water-scarce society. Local freshwater resources cover less than one-quarter of demand. However, for over half a century, this scarcity has not been apparent due to imports of water from Guangdong’s Dongjiang (East River). Unfortunately, the Dongjiang is quickly nearing its withdrawal capacity.
In the latest report by Kreab Gavin Anderson, Not a Drop to Drink, we examine this water scarcity as well as one of many alternative water supply solutions — rainwater and stormwater harvesting. We gather opinions from community stakeholders to help build a consensus on the need to pursue water supply alternatives in Hong Kong. The report: