China’s southern tech hub Shenzhen has announced emergency measures to cut water consumption as the city grapples with severe shortages amid the worst drought in four decades.The shortage is mainly due to a lack of rainfall in the upstream region of the Dongjiang, or East River, a Pearl River tributary that supplies 90 per cent of the water needs of not only Shenzhen but also Hong Kong next door.There was no immediate impact on water supply for either city, but experts have pointed to the need…

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