Watershed Conservation: A Solution to Global Water Challenges, Reduces Pollution in Cities

MicroFinance Monitor
10 December 2014

A recent study shows that practices such as watershed conservation and river bank restoration will help reducing the pollution in many of the cities in the country like Mumbai and Gurgaon, which have the potential to bring down pollution at the source by 10 per cent. It is also considered to be a solution to meet the water demand in future.

While many of the cities across the world struggles with the problem of water crisis and pollution, a study “Urban Water Blueprint” recently released by the largest environmental organization in world, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), provides an in-depth analysis of more than 2,000 watersheds serving 530 cities.

As per the report, “Investing in natural solutions such as forest protection, reforestation, stream bank restoration, improved agricultural practices and forest fire management can reduce sediment and nutrient pollutants that flow into drinking water sources. These solutions have the potential to improve water quality for more than 700 million people around the world.”

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