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Watch| China builds sponge city for flood management

China is building 30 'sponge cities' that can soak up floodwater and prevent disaster. Porous asphalt pavement absorbs the water and retains it, and when there's a need, it can also release the water it has stored.

Hebi City is one of the country's model sponge cities. In 2015, the city designated nearly 30 square kilometers as a pilot area for sponge city construction.

Printable version | Oct 23, 2020 9:31:26 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/watch-china-builds-sponge-city-for-flood-management/article25698419.ece

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