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Turning cities into sponges to save lives and property

Turning cities into sponges to save lives and property

Officials around the world are implementing techniques to absorb or divert water and protect urban areas from the effects of climate change.
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China's 'sponge cities' are turning streets green to combat flooding
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China's 'sponge cities' are turning streets green to combat flooding

Replacing concrete pavements with wetlands, green rooftops and rain gardens means stormwater is absorbed back into the land, making water work for the city instead of against it.

Beijing Water Authority in Milwaukee this week to sign pact with MMSD
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Beijing Water Authority in Milwaukee this week to sign pact with MMSD

Beijing Water Authority officials will be in Milwaukee this week to sign an information-sharing agreement with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
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