As the new year rolls in we take a look back at our recent work in China
It’s been a bumper year for our company in China with wetland restoration and visitor planning projects in Sichuan, Guangdong and Jiangsu Provinces. We also helped Changshu City become a Ramsar City Wetland, and together with the National Forest and Grassland Administration and Nanjing University Ecological Research Unit of Changshu produced a good practices handbook for integrating urban development and wetland conservation.
Our team is currently busy working on a major wetland project at Chao Lake (巢湖) in Anhui Province. It is one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China. The project aims to convert farmland and fishponds into a 27km2 wetland treatment system to clean approximately 1,000,000 m3 of water from the River Shibalianwei before it enters Chao Lake. Bena Smith, one of our Principal Consultants, visited the site last week and met with the Chao Lake management team to investigate habitat options and understand visitor requirements. Several team members will visit the site later this month after the New Year celebration period.