Aquademia: Water, Environment and Technology
Research Article

Can “Sponge Cities” Mitigate China’s Increased Occurrences of Urban Flooding?

Published online: 30 Jun 2017
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China is a country with severe water problems. In recent years, urban flooding has become even more
frequent, pervasive and severe, threatening China's development. To tackle the issue, China launched a
national initiative termed sponge cities with enormous investment commitment. Marking a fundamental
shift in water management, this initiative can be an effective approach if China commits to appropriate
technical, governance and financial measures to overcome implementation challenges.

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