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 The Sustainable Development of the Fu-Nan River

Xiaoli Chi


Geographic focus: China / Chengdu region, Fu-Nan River


Date completed: 2002


Beginning in the 1970s, industrialization and the growth of cities along the Fu-Nan River led to extensive pollution and silting. Xiaoli Chi, a student at Sichuan University, created maps of the urban areas surrounding the River and discussed how problems of contamination and water shortages. Recommendations included reforesting riparian zones, treating wastewater, and launching an environmental awareness campaign.


Topics / keywords: Water Pollution; Urbanization


Project (pdf - 0.1MB)