What does a ‘sponge city’ look like?

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China is working to develop several 16 “sponge cities” that utilize multiple ways to capture, filter, store, and distribute rainwater. Learn more about what these “sponges” will look like.

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China to build 'sponge cities' to cut down on pollution

China to build 'sponge cities' to cut down on pollution

China has embarked on an initiative called "sponge cities" to effectively absorb, filter, collect and use rain fall, and 16 cities are already part of this pilot program. CCTV's Feng Yu takes a look at how the program works.