Adapting to water scarcity: improving water sources and use in urban agriculture in Beijing.

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Year Published: 2008
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Author: Ji, WenHua ; Cai, JianMing
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Beijing (China) is facing a shortage of water. Because of a downward trend in rainfall, surface water is gradually drying up and the level of groundwater is declining. This decline in availability of water is affecting urban agriculture in the city. Innovations are being sought by both the government and farmers focusing on the use of new water sources. This paper presents the activities of SWITCH in Beijing which includes integrated reuse of waste water, rainwater harvesting, and more efficient water use (e.g. by village water managers and farmers' water use cooperatives). The future challenges especially in terms of financial sustainability are also discussed.

Pages: 11 - 13
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Number: 20
Journal: Urban Agriculture Magazine
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ISSN: 1571-6244

groundwater, rain, surface water, urban agriculture, urbanareas, waste water, waste water treatment, water harvesting, watermanagement, water reuse, water supply, Beijing, China, Northern China,China, East Asia, Asia, Developing Countries, Peking, precipitationtrapping, rainfall, runoff collection, water resource management, watersupplies, Meteorology and Climate (PP500), Industrial Wastes andEffluents (XX400), Water Resources (PP200)

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