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Climate change could see half a reservoir of Hong Kong’s potable water evaporate

Morning Post: Warmer temperatures brought about by climate change could see up to 7.3 million cubic metres more of Hong Kong’s potable water – about half of the Shing Mun Reservoir – literally evaporate every year by the end of the century, an environmental group has warned. Rainfall helps offset evaporation from reservoirs in most years, but Green Power said the lack of necessary research would jeopardise the city’s long-term water supplies as global warming caused more extreme weather patterns such as droughts...