The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the following technical assistance:
The project will fund a study into pollution from "nonpoint sources," such as agricultural runoff or discharges from animal farming, in Anhui Province's Chao Lake, the fifth largest lake in the PRC. The results will enhance monitoring and measuring of nonpoint source pollution and be used to develop a framework for controlling and reducing pollution in key lakes and reservoirs. Pollution from nonpoint sources has left water in many rivers unfit for human consumption and exacerbated water scarcity.
$480,000 grant from ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund.