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Knowledge Bank. Qunli Stormwater Project, China

Organization: : Turenscape

Qunli New Town, Haerbin, used to flood every year during Monsoon season. Turenscape created an urban wetland free of pipes which was managed with indigenous wetland plant species. Now the town has no problem with flooding. One local noted he has seen 20 new species of bird now using the wetlands. For a long time many Chinese were uninterested in nature, it was a great surprise to the city dwellers to hear the birdsong in the mornings. Real estate values have also doubled since the completion of the park.

 Objectives: Reduce flooding during wet season, create urban wetland ecosystem

Technologies: Indigenous plants formed a natural sponge

 Keywords: ecosystemswater and citiesintegrated water resources management ,  sustainable development. 

Location: China, Asia and Pacific

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>> Qunli Stormwater Park project receives 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Award of Excellence 


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