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  1. Sponge city

    A sponge city is a new urban construction model for flood management, strengthening ecological infrastructure and drainage systems, proposed by Chinese researchers in 2014. It can alleviate the city's waterlogging, water resources shortage, and urban heat island effect and improve the ecological environment and biodiversity by absorbing and capturing rain water and utilizing it to reduce floods. Rain water harvested can be repurposed for irrigation and for home use. It is a form of a sustainable drainage system on an urban scale. China has been noted for its effort in adopting the Sponge City initiative. In 2015, China was reported to have initiated a pilot initiative in 16 districts. This initiative presents an alternative to solve Asia's flood problems. China seeks to curb its flood with the initiative. The country plans for 80 percent of its urban cities to harvest and reuse 70 percent of rainwater. Building sponge cities requires huge investments, but has a lot of benefits. Funding sponge cities has been a challenge.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sponge city in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sponge city in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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