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Disaster Response in Anhui Province, China

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Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
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Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
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Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Progress to Date: NA The number of mobile pumping stations deployed
Services Needed: Stakeholder engagement & facilitation
Desired Partner: Other
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2019  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.xylem.com/en-us/watermark/disaster-response/#snapshot
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Additional Benefits: Raised awareness of challenges among water users
Beneficiaries: Agricultural growers
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $10,000 - $50,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: corporate
Project Challenges: Other
Project Source: CEO Water Mandate
Profile Completion: 90%

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Since the set-in of plum rains this year, Lujiang County in Anhui Province has pic1_China.jpgbeen hit by the heaviest rainfall in 100 years, with the precipitation reaching 1,318 millimeters, a historical extremum, 365% more than the average annual plum rains. Torrential rains have swollen the river, and flooded roads and villages, leaving Lujiang County with one of the worst floods in its history. With the arrival of the most critical moment of flood relief, Xylem immediate…

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Since the set-in of plum rains this year, Lujiang County in Anhui Province has pic1_China.jpgbeen hit by the heaviest rainfall in 100 years, with the precipitation reaching 1,318 millimeters, a historical extremum, 365% more than the average annual plum rains. Torrential rains have swollen the river, and flooded roads and villages, leaving Lujiang County with one of the worst floods in its history. With the arrival of the most critical moment of flood relief, Xylem immediately responded to the flood situation. The company contacted China WomenÕs Development Foundation after learning of the emergency of flood situation in many provinces and cities across the country, and expressed the will to contact the affected areas and provide emergency relief. At the same time, Xylem immediately looked for equipment suitable for the affected areas. Upon learning that Lujiang County was in urgent need of emergency drainage facilities, Xylem Shenyang factory arranged the delivery and distribution of the facilities in no time, and sent the donated drainage pumps to Nanxu neighborhood, Guohe town, Hefei, Lujiang County. The local rescue team stationed at the flooded area will help to drain water for Nanxu neighborhood by using Xylem pumps. The flood threw us the ultimate challenge of the race against time. We had to help the affected villagers drain the water from their villages and as quickly as possible, so as to minimize their property losses and help them return to normal life and farming at an early date. This year's heavy plum rains have caused huge losses of life and property in many provinces and cities across China. Such being the cases, dealing with sudden disaster has become the primary task of urban drainage work. Urban planning needs to adopt a forward-looking and innovative construction concept, and to transform the urban pipe network based on the overall layout. We should upgrade and expand the capacity of existing pumping stations, and also need to develop emergency drainage solutions for emergencies. The deployment of a certain number of mobile pumping stations for urban emergency drainage is a very effective emergency solution employed worldwide, which enables "rapid and unobstructed drainage and removal of human-induced water-logging."

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Project Benefits: Raised awareness of challenges among water users
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Agricultural growers
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $10,000 - $50,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding
Challenges: Other

Project Narrative

Crop Science promotes and supports ecological enhancement measures in agriculture and the recovery and protection of natural and semi-natural habitats. Together with farmers and scientific experts, we are working to find solutions to preserve biodiversity e.g. as part of the Forward Farming initiative. Forward Farming promotes the implementation of sustainable agriculture in practice across a global network of independent agricultural operations. On the Bayer Forward Farms we show how sustainable agriculture involving integrated crop protection and resistance management can be put into practice. In these representative operations, the farmers demonstrate modern cultivation techniques, approaches to applying seeds and crop protection products, and the action they take to handle resources responsibly. Our Forward Farms also promote dialogue with users and enable the local and worldwide exchange of ideas and findings among various stakeholder groups. There are currently 17 Crop Science Forward Farms spread across Europe (12), North America (2) and Latin America (3)

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Xylem is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with technological innovation. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management, and helping communities in … Learn More

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