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Non-Point Source Pollution

CURA have been involved in the community for 14 years, developing the Anlong model of a sustainable, ecological village. In order to solve the problem of agricultural non-point source pollution in the upper reaches of the river, CURA began experimenting in Anlong Village, Pidu District, in 2005. Since then, we have installed anaerobic digesters, biodegradable toilets and manmade wetland systems in the village, managing household waste. We also have recommended that locals use ecological farming techniques, such as using treated household waste as fertiliser, thus creating a cyclical system. 

 

At the same time, by sustaining agriculture, the community have attracted encouragement from urban consumers to continue ecological farming. Through environmental education and community involvement, people now actively care about environmental protection. The biggest innovation of the Anlong model is that it combines the improving individuals’ lives with public involvement in organic farming. 

 

In 2013, CURA evaluated the Anlong model. This evaluation showed that the model had been successful in reducing pollution and had had a positive impact on the environment. In 2016, Sichuan University Low Carbon Research Group was commissioned to carry out an independent assessment, which showed that the Anlong model has been very successful in protecting river sources and managing non-point source pollution, and has the potential to continue to do so. 


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Non-Point Source Pollution