In pics: Hucheng Ring Road, sponge demonstration section

en.lgxc.gov.cn| Updated: Oct 26, 2021 L M S

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The sponge demonstration section of Hucheng Ring Road is located between the No 4 gate of Shanghai Maritime University and Guzong Road in the Lin-gang Special Area, in Shanghai. Its aim is to be a landscape sponge water system driven by natural forces. A sponge city is a new urban construction model for flood management, strengthening ecological infrastructure and drainage systems. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]

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In order to popularize knowledge about a sponge city, the sponge demonstration section also features displays of science information content. The photo shows the hexagonal pavilion rainwater collection and reuse system. Sponge cities can improve the ecological environment and biodiversity, by absorbing and capturing rainwater and utilizing it to reduce floods. Rainwater collected can be repurposed for irrigation and for home use. It is a form of a sustainable drainage system on an urban scale. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]

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This photo shows a water purification system. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]

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The sponge demonstration section has an area which contains a variety of flowering plants. With a reasonable mix of evergreen and deciduous plants, different scenery can be seen here in the different seasons. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]