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WWF takes up water management in Chinese industrial park
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May '15
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Changzhou National Hi-Tech District's Textile and Dyeing Industrial Park have signed a joint statement on promoting the "Innovation in water management demonstration project in the industrial park".

According to the statement, it is the WWF's first demonstration project involving an innovative approach to water management in an industrial zone and it gets underway in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District's Xixiashu Town.

The project, driven and implemented by the Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission and WWF, is designed to comprehensively improve governance of the Taihu basin. It aims to boost social and economic sustainable development and, over the course of the next two to three years, gradually turn the basin into a model of proper ecological management and governance by working with major industries and industry parks and by adopting innovative management and governance models. WWF is the world's most experienced non-profit NGO focused on environmental protection.

WWF will team up with Changzhou National Hi-Tech District's Textile and Dyeing Industrial Park to adopt and implement a series of innovative approaches to water management. It will better management of water supply and consumption, conservation and drainage, jointly pioneering water management efforts at all levels, including at selected small, medium and large-scale businesses, throughout the industrial park as well as across the entire basin.

Changzhou National Hi-Tech District's Textile and Dyeing Industrial Park is now home to more than 300 manufacturers, with total annual output value exceeding $1.61 billion. The statement said the cooperation between WWF and the industrial park will increase the utilisation efficiency of water resources, reducing water pollution and intelligently arranging industry clusters in a move to establish a greener and healthier ecology across the Taihu basin and transform the park into a model for "green" manufacturing. (SH)

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